Opinion

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Palin’s “blood libel”: it’s time to say No

Why would Palin and her right-wing extremist colleagues choose to use such an inflammatory term," blood libel," after all the talk about toning down the rhetoric after the terrible shootings in Arizona?

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Arizona's wake up call

The Tucson tragedy is a wake up call for all Arizonans. It's time to take back our state from the right-wing, anti-people demagogues and their corporate masters.

Does money buy happiness?

Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.

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State budget crises and Mr. Holland's sorrow

In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.

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Obama, triangulation and what’s our job for 2012

For Obama, triangulation makes sense, and focusing criticism on it instead of on putting together the grassroots structures for us to win in 2012 is a dead end.

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Let's put blame where it belongs: right-wing extremism

In the wake of the senseless shooting in Tucson, Ariz., people and politicians of various political inclinations have appealed for goodwill, civil discourse and national unity.

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CPUSA condemns Arizona shootings, incitement

The Communist Party USA issued the following statement Jan. 9 unequivocally condemning the shootings in Arizona and the ultra-right, anti-government political atmosphere.

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Murkowski returns: what it means for Alaska

Now that the far-right Joe Miller is out of the picture in Alaskan politics, the left has to pull together to push legislation toward supporting policies that stop the GOP agenda.

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Women and the U.S. Constitution: a call to action

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination, a good reason why America needs the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Lincoln's fiery trial was America's too

Book review: Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."

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