Opinion

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Living wage or wage slavery: de Blasio vs. Lhota on the dignity of labor

Joe Lhota has now come out against de Blasio's plan for a living wage to New Yorkers working at projects that are subsidized by the city.

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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ALEC tries new gerrymandering efforts in Ohio counties

The ALEC forces are now subjecting  Ohio counties with a strong organized labor base, to an onslaught of proposed changes in county government which, if passed, will abolish countywide election of county leaders.

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Shutdown: New phase in a very American coup

They didn't wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup.

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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Is right-wing extremism the new norm?

You've probably seen or heard of protests against the affordable health care act, against raising the minimum wage, against marriage equality, and more than anything against stronger gun laws.

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Vietnamese leader Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102

He passed away from old age on Friday October 4 at Military Hospital 108, where he had been living for several years.

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Government shutdown to crash into debt ceiling crisis?

Way over a million workers are immediately affected by the shutdown. Will they get back pay once the government starts up again? With this Congress, who knows?

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What does Obamacare mean for young people?

At this point in time, there are about 47 million people in the U.S. without health insurance. This includes a good amount of young people.

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Your mailman's diary: I called him Glovebox

I met Gregg for the first time as I walking down his street. Orchard Grove is a pretty little street in my town, and when I glanced sideways one day I see this dude polishing his Harley; rag in one hand and a can of beer in the other.

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