Opinion

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Black unemployment, working class unity

The 1930s slogan, "Black and white, unite and fight." is relevant today. General appeals for jobs and relief, for public works jobs and  full employment measures have to be combined with targeted job creation in  communities where the hardship is the most severe.

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16,000 marched on Wisconsin's capital fighting for democracy

A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.

Obama’s budget tradeoffs leave vital steps missing

"It's significantly less bad than the Republican budget - but it's not going to bring down unemployment in my hometown," one reporter commented at a White House press conference.

Budget cuts must be fought

While far better than the GOP's right-wing wrecking ball budget, the president's budget unfortunately finds savings in cutting assistance to help poor and working people and keep them warm.

Right wing nuts are slipping in the polls

Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.

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Social Security victory shows organizing is the way

The struggle to protect Social Security from the Republicans and the Fiscal Reform Commission won a victory in President Obama's State of the Union address, and there's a lesson here.

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What Frederick Douglass tells us about today

Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.

Not everybody is sacrificing: In Kentucky the rich take care of their own

The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system  is alive in Kentucky.

Reagan celebration: No mugs on Mount Rushmore, please

We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.

Too many teachers reject or ignore evolution

These problem teachers - who openly flout the law - aren't discussed by Fox News or right-wing politicians.

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