January

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Obama's State of the Union: combative and centrist

Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.

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Mitt Romney running a seminar on inequality

Should we all start praying for Mitt Romney? The GOP presidential hopeful from Bain Capital has become a walking, talking object lesson on how our plutocracy works - and why we desperately need to end it.

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Unions blast flood of corporate campaign cash

With the U.S. political system inundated by a flood of unchecked, uncontrollable corporate campaign cash funneled through unaccountable political campaign finance committees, unions blasted the tide of contributions.

GOP prez candidates help themselves on taxes

If it weren't so shameful it would almost be funny.

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Winners and losers in South Carolina

While Gingrich won, the concerns of the American people were the biggest losers.

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A few thoughts on the Occupy movement

The Occupy movement has left a distinct mark on the political landscape, yet what direction it will choose to go in is still unclear.

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Lessons from the grassroots for 2012

Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.

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Change comes from the bottom up

The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.

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Political power comes from using hard-won freedoms

Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.

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The ANC at 100

Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.

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