COMMENTARY The Pelosi distraction

The cable news programs are full of indignation about Nancy Pelosi supposedly lying about, and thus insulting the CIA.

California governor calls for more deep cuts

In a move some said was timed to influence California’s May 19 special election, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger May 14 unveiled two proposed budgets to cope with the state’s ballooning deficit.


BOOK REVIEW The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

The economic collapse spreading through the world is being blamed on greedy American bankers who peddled sub-prime loans to people with risky credit histories. John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff, authors of “The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences”, disagree.

Letters: equal rights, violence inheritance, drug busts in Venezuela

Equal rights PWW promotion via e-mail Recent comments on pww.org Violence inheritance Drug busts in Venezuela

The year we came to our senses

For a while it seemed like Americans might not be ready to face the future — a future that demands that this nation’s promise of equality be made real for all of our people. Then, out of the nation’s heartland, a fresh wind started to blow away the unfairness, prejudice and discrimination.

Confronting Big Oil

President Obama is taking on the oil and gas industry. He intends to save taxpayers $30 billion over the next 10 years by ending tax loopholes Big Oil has been enjoying on our dime.

Burned out on Mothers Day

Mother’s Day comes once a year, but being a mother is an every-day job. It’s no surprise that 34 percent of full-time working mothers told a Mother’s Day survey they feel burned out. That’s surely a big understatement.


Obama, reform and the role of the left

After the first, perhaps over analyzed, hundred days of the Obama administration, it is fair to say that President Obama is a reformer and we are entering an era of reforms, possibly radical reforms.

Specter haunting the GOP

A specter is haunting the Republican Party. The specter of marginalization. Pennsylvania's Republican Sen. Arlen Specter triggered political shockwaves by announcing he is switching parties, and will run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary.

Extinct 'hobbits' defy placement on the human family tree

The good scientist, when faced with a piece of reality that doesn’t seem to click with existing theory, relishes a new opportunity to dive back into that wonderful pond again where he or she thrashes around, swims and explores until he or she can come out with a little more knowledge.

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