June

Sanctions against China?

I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.

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America Speaks: Hijacking democracy

On Saturday, America spoke clearly: Tax the rich! Cut the military budget! Tax Wall Street!

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Immigration: The legislative picture

With as many as 14 other states consider legislation like Arizona's noxious SB 1070, the prospect of a comprehensive immigration reform to provide legalization for the 10.8 million undocumented immigrants gets harder.

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Public spending at issue as G-20 meets

TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.

No other way to get there

There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.

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Supernatural Western may spook conservatives

If you have never seen an anti-war Western film, I recommend you start with "Jonah Hex."

God not on side of union-busters, Catholic scholars say

A Catholic scholars group says that opposing unions is a "grave violation" of the church's social doctrine - in fact, it's a mortal sin.

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Finance reform takes a swipe at “swipe fees”

Have you ever walked into a neighborhood restaurant, with only your debit card in hand, ready to order lunch for $7.95, but are stopped by the handwritten sign next to the cash register: credit cards, $15 minimum.

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José Saramago, Nobel author, Communist, mourned in Portugal

An estimated 20,000 mourners, including Portugal's Socialist prime minister and the leader of the Portuguese Communist Party, attended Saramago's funeral in Lisbon on Monday.

Oops, they did it again

For all their presumed political prowess and message discipline, the Republicans have a habit of very bad timing when it comes to policy proposals.

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