October

What is voter fraud?

During the last presidential debate, Republican nominee John McCain made the following remark: “ACORN is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.”

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Young workers do better with unions

For young workers who may not know what the advantages of being in a union are, the question “What’s a union gonna do for me?” was answered in a report released last week by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Letters: Oct. 25, 2008

Open letter to McCain The times they are a-changin Cruel veto New economic model

Not this time

In state after state the number of new voters has exploded like never before. A people united are rising up to sweep the extreme right out of the White House and the Congress.

Plumbers vote their paycheck

“Joe the Plumber” has become a crutch John McCain and Sarah Palin are leaning on, heavily, to keep their limping campaign from keeling over. They quote him constantly as a sharp critic of Barack Obama’s plan to increase income taxes on those earning more than $250,000 per year while cutting them for those earning less.

Letters - October 18, 2008

Crash of 2008 When will we be leaving Iraq? Free speech and elections Keeping hope alive

Landslide: necessary and possible

Yes, the neoconservatives are reading the writing on the wall. Polls show voters nationally and in battleground states rejecting the policies of the Bush administration and congressional Republicans, and growing awareness that the McCain-Palin ticket is a continuation of the same.

EDITORIAL: Marx was right

It was only yesterday that “free market” ideologues were dancing on Karl Marx’s grave with scornful shouts that “greed is good” and “TINA” — “there is no alternative” to capitalism. These fat men guffawed contemptuously at Marx’s warning that capitalism is built on wage exploitation, that workers never earn enough to buy back what they produce, creating “overproduction” and periodic crises — some deep and long — that can only be solved by socialism.

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Nationalize banks, employ unemployed

Last week the major economies of the world, including the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, China, Russia and Brazil carried out an unprecedented and coordinated reduction of interest rates. The effort itself was not immediately successful.

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Editorial: Talking about race

Two conversations about race are taking place in our country. One is reviving the ugly past. The other is looking to a brighter future.

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