Opinion

Nothing like a little good news

Sometimes we need to hear a little good news. So often all we hear and read about is bad news – things that bring you down, make you doubt yourself or your neighbor – heck, things that make you doubt humanity.

U.S. dollars back murder in Palestine

Opinion Even people who feared Israel would take advantage of the international focus on Iraq to increase repression in the occupied Palestinian territories were surprised when a young American became one of the first casualties of this strategy.

The doctrine business

Opinion I want to get in on this doctrine business. I’ve been trying to figure it out, and it seems to me that doctrines, at least U. S. policy doctrines, go something like this: Someone, most likely a presidential speechwriter, comes up with a catchphrase that puts a spin on policy, then the President declares it somewhere, then pundits all over take it seriously.

Local health care struggles tied to 2004 elections

Opinion The fight for affordable health care and the struggle of health care workers for decent wages and union representation come together at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH).

Marxism and prices

The sky-high prices of housing, fuel, medicines and many other necessities raise the question: How are prices really set? The answer has profound implications for billions of people worldwide – and for the class struggle.

Defense CEOs getting more bucks for the bang

Opinion In 1940, on the eve of America’s entry into World War II, President Roosevelt warned, “I don’t want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster.”

NY budget battle: Much to celebrate and more struggles ahead

Opinion Many are calling what has taken place in New York’s budget battle “historic.” Should we declare it a victory? What’s ahead for working people in our state?

Is Cheney the new EPA chief?

Opinion Gov. Christine Todd Whitman stepped down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency May 21, praising President Bush for his commitment to “innovative, effective” environmental policies in a farewell note.

Timely meeting on an urgent task: Take Back America

Opinion The “Take Back America” meeting in D.C., is expected to bring 1,000 people to Washington to work out a strategy to defeat George W. Bush and the ultra-right Republicans in the 2004 elections.

Methodists in the White House

Opinion Dr. Gary Smith, a history professor at Grove City College, has written an article comparing two Methodist presidents, William McKinley and George Bush, contending that they both fought wars of liberation, the first against the Spanish empire in Cuba, the second against Saddam Hussein.

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