Opinion

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For the millionth time: Hands off Social Security!

Today, 2 million signatures protesting the cuts are being presented to the White House. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., promises to do everything he can to block the chained CPI proposal and cuts to Medicare.

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Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.

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Obama speech heralds new era

The preident laid out confidently - at times defiantly - a list of policy choices anathema to Republicans who tried to block every piece of progressive legislation during his first term.

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Majority backs higher taxes on the rich

Many - a significant portion I would argue - disapprove of the "fiscal cliff" deal because it does not increase taxes enough on the wealthy.

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After Arizona

The ruling sends a signal to the right wing and lawmakers in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere that state laws, recently put on the books for racist and political reasons across this country, are unconstitutional.

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Robert Reich is wrong about socialism

The first two paragraphs of Reich's column, "The Answer Isn't Socialism; It's Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productive Revolution" are simply false.

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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Death of Maurice Sendak brings out a flood of commentary

As soon as the news of Maurice Sendak's death was announced, social media was flooded with comments from generations of readers, parents, and librarians.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

The 2012 elections and socialism

No objective person can fail to see that the presidential election is currently the main form of the class struggle in our country.

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