Marc Cooper has a really depressing story in LA Weekly about the state of farm worker labor organization. I knew it was in bad shape, but I didn’t know things were this bad. Obviously better organizing efforts would help here, but as near as I can tell from Marc’s piece, the only realistic way to get any fundamental improvement is to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
In Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi has an entertaining story based on following Bernie Sanders around and watching Republicans trash all his amendments. It’s worth reading just for his nasty descriptions of all the players in these little mini-dramas.