Opinion

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"American Idol" is a slice of America

If you're not into "American Idol" and think it has no place in this publication, stop reading now, and direct your anti-popular culture comments and criticisms elsewhere.

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A question of values

It is important to take a look at them and their Republican cohorts to see what they are up to and what they really want.

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Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, dies at 90

Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, died at age 90 Jan. 13 from complications of pneumonia. Among his large body of work were important contributions to progressive publications, including the New Masses and People's World.

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

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“Potemkin”: The greatest film of all time.

The revolution is coming soon, to a theater near you.

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"Black Death": a film about plague, horror, deep thoughts

"Black Death" is a thought provoking and frightening tale set in 1348 England.

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Progressive Cinema: The Oscars vs. The Progies

Without the Oscar's glitz and glamor, the Progies laid honors on films of social substance, and artists of talent and commitment to the struggle.

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Poem of the week: Nizar Qabbani’s “The Old World is Dead”

This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.

Right wing nuts are slipping in the polls

Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.

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Ohio tea party rep needs history lesson

Tea party leaders and the ultra-right need a lesson in history when it comes to our Founding Fathers who were  not only revolutionaries in deed, but many held far-reaching democratic ideas that the tea-baggers would denounce as "socialist."

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