Opinion

The Kenyan roots of the Occupy movement

With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.

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CEO thievery indicates need for new system

Mitt Romney said that his business experience would make him a good steward of the economy - maybe I'm missing something.

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"No" to the Super Committee of the One Percent!

For generations in this country any talk by an elected official of cutting Social Security meant political suicide.

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Occupy Wall Street is the voice of America

It's no surprise that Republicans, right-wing think tanks, corporate moguls and, of course, Wall Street execs and CEO's are worried sick about Occupy Wall Street.

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Capitalism and unemployment

Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.

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Can we avoid history's "blood-dimmed tide"?

The destruction of the Roman Empire took over 300 years ending with the sack of Rome

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Does the GOP hate women?

Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.

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The Republicans' intergalactic adventures

The GOP presidential candidates proffered a free-market fairy tale straight from their alternate universe.

Payroll tax, jobs and Social Security

One part of the jobs program that President Obama will be presenting this week is an extension of the payroll tax reduction. Some activists and economists are opposing an extension, claiming that it will undermine Social Security. What should be done?

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Obama, the debt, and "shared sacrifice"

"Shared sacrifice" has become a key talking point among many top politicians opposing the Republican Party's defense of the super-rich and refusal to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire.

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