Opinion

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Putting the Occupy movement in historical perspective

 

Indeed there is civil unrest! Workers cry out for justice, as workloads grow and wages stagnate while owners' profits soar, as jobs are sent overseas.

The biggest suckers wear suits

Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.

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The real turkey talk at our dinner table

My mother and stepfather live in Festus, Mo. They are working class folks.

Edward Elkind, lifelong peace activist, dies

Edward H. Elkind, 81, a Marxist activist and teacher who also worked as a computer programmer and advocated such causes as D.C. home rule, rent control, public housing and public health clinics, died Oct. 8.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

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Occupy victory in Illinois

Hooray for the Occupy movement and the general uprising against corporate greed! It's having an impact.

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Go see "Hugo," "Descendants," skip "Melancholia"

"Hugo" and "The Decendants" get two thumbs up. "Melancholia" on the other hand gets two thumbs down.

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Politics isn’t a morality play

In times like these some might ask: does a strategic focus on defeating right-wing extremism continue to make sense? I think so, and here's why.

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The Muppets occupy Hollywood

A Muppets encounter with the Occupy movement might have made for a more interesting reboot of the franchise.

Don't be cruel: Extend lifeline for millions now!

Two million desperate job hunters will, on Jan 1, 2012, lose the only lifeline that keeps them and their families surviving.

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