Opinion

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Mergers harm democracy

AT&T announced its intentions to buy T-Mobile. What is to be expected from such a mega-merger?

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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.

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A 21-year-old signs up to recall Glenn Grothman

As nervous as I was, I knew in my mind that I was doing something very positive. Signing the recall petition gave me a sense of pride, something I hadn't felt in a long time.

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Wisconsin Republicans’ victory will be short-lived

Republicans pulled a fast one last night, but Wisconsin workers have shown they will not take it lying down, and the key has been their "special sauce" - breadth and unity.

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16,000 marched on Wisconsin's capital fighting for democracy

A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.

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State of the Union and openings for progress

The president's State of the Union speech provided openings and challenges for the labor and people's movements on jobs and economic security, peace and democratic rights.

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CPUSA leader: Vote and build the movement

Jarvis Tyner, national executive vice-chair CPUSA, spoke in Detroit recently  on the need to for left and progressive minded people to help insure a huge voter turnout for the midterm election.

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In Illinois, vote "no" on recall and defend democracy

Proponents say the  constitutional amendment is an added check and balance. Sounds democratic, but is it really?

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Michelle Obama shows power of women's vote

A recent event with First Lady Michelle Obama was a reminder of how powerful the women's vote is, how hard the fight was to win it and why it's so important to use it.

Times Square bomber trial shows Constitution still works

The trial of Faisal Shahzad shows military tribunals are not only harmful but unnecessary.

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