Opinion

Editorial: Seeking a nuke-free world

President Obama told a crowd of 20,000 in Prague April 5 that the U.S., the only nation that has ever used nuclear weapons, has a “moral responsibility” to lead the way in seeking “the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

Editorial: In defense of equality

All people who cherish liberty, justice and equality have something to celebrate after Iowa’s Supreme Court and Vermont’s Legislature added those states to the short list of places in America where gay marriage is recognized as legitimate and legal.

LETTERS Banks, pensions, G20, drugs, and more

Banks What to do with the banks? Turn them into credit unions!! Jo Forman Via e-mail

LETTERS On taxpayers, Special Olympics, change, hope and life

On taxpayers Special Olympics Fed up and looking for change! Hope rising I need your help Good month for life

At issue: role of government

Today’s Republican right wants us to forget this concept. They persist in the discredited mantra, going back to Gingrich’s “Contract with America,” that what’s needed is to shrink government, deregulate Wall Street and corporate power, and have us all pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

Car talk: whats wrong, whos to blame?

President Obama’s auto task force is giving Chrysler 30 days to finalize a merger with Fiat, and General Motors 60 days to further consolidate brands, reduce debt and show additional plans to produce fuel efficient “green” cars. If they fail to comply, bankruptcy is left as the option.

The populist upheaval where is it headed and who can lead?

The populist outrage over AIG bonuses, and bailouts that seem to pay off the perpetrators of the financial crisis — while millions are left out of work with no medical benefits, and unemployment benefits running out long before job growth returns — is heading towards a social and political, not just economic, tipping point.

Editorial: The battle over health care

The White House health care reform summit March 5 set a new tone and scope for the struggle to fix our broken system.

Letters: Deliver mail, not fighter jets and more

Deliver mail, not fighter jets William Pomeroy On diplomacy ‘Cadillac Records’ review Fair treatment on immigration

Peanut butter crisis

Once again the Bush-stacked and -stymied Food and Drug Administration is asleep on the job in its duty to protect the people from poisoned foods and drugs. Salmonella-tainted peanut butter produced by Georgia-based Peanut Corporation of America has killed eight people and sickened 19,000, a majority of them children, in 43 states.

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