Opinion

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The real Ronald Reagan on his 100th birthday

In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.

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NFL - the untold story

I'm sure that some folks sitting in front of their TVs watching the Super Bowl last week were wondering, "Why does the little working-class town of Green Bay have an NFL franchise?"

Big business policies led to Democratic Leadership Council decline

The Democratic Leadership Council is out of money and shutting down its operations, and the people's movements aren't shedding many tears.

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Simple solutions for deficits and debt

A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!

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GE, capitalist icon, teams up with Obama - why?

The addition of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to the third top Obama administration position on economic policy tells an important tale.

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Your mailman contemplates Obamacare

As this national debate plays out, I hope we all take some time to stop and really consider what kind of nation we want to leave our children.

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.

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Hire the unemployed to meet the snow emergency

It’s time to hire the unemployed at union wages - start with laid off public workers - and help save lives and clean up this mess.

GOP economic plans signal class war on working families

Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.

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What happened to the War on Poverty?

With the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the passing of Sargent Shriver, a foot soldier in the War on Poverty, recently, I have been reading about the early 1960s and listening to speeches by King and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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