Opinion

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

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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Reduce gas prices? Nationalize big oil

I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.

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Save the children: Tax the rich

The way out of this crisis is to stop blaming the victims and to make the wealthy culprits pay. It is irresponsible and immoral not to do so.

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Attention Glenn Beck: Capitalism, not unions, is the problem

Not missed by anyone in this majority African American city is the racist inference that Detroit's residents are the root of the problem.

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Capitalist insolence and taxes

Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup were all deeply involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, which prompted the Great Recession and the huge budget deficits. And they pay no taxes.

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Lurching toward the peak

While much of the talk about "peak oil" can be dismissed as hysterical catastrophizing, there is an underlying reality that humankind must come to grips with.

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This revolutionary "Cradle" still rocks!

If you're anywhere near Los Angeles, don't miss The Cradle Will Rock, the latest addition to the tide of political plays currently flowing across Southern California stages.

Capitalism sucks: more loyal to profit abroad than jobs at home

Prospects for U.S. workers in the post-recession economy are grimmer than ever.

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An open letter to free-market patriots

Can you be patriotic if your true and only interest comes down to corporate profit?

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