Opinion

Big business policies led to Democratic Leadership Council decline

The Democratic Leadership Council is out of money and shutting down its operations, and the people's movements aren't shedding many tears.

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Government wage freeze — a bad idea

Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea.  It's bad for the economy and  feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.

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Historic voter mobilization blocks Republican takeover of Illinois

In the face of a horrible economic crisis and torrent of secret outside money,  progressive forces blocked a complete takeover of Illinois state government by Republicans.

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Amidst GOP tsunami in southwest Ohio, some stone-cold hope

Key question: how can we, starting now, begin to tap the power necessary to throw out the ever-friendly, totally reactionary, Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and his pals in 2012?

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Unemployed workers face the Grinch

As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.

A lot at stake for immigrant rights on Nov. 2

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.

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Right-wing dead serious about killing minimum wage

The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.

Patrick Toomey defends tax cuts for the rich

There are clear differences between the Democrats and Republicans in the Nov. 2 elections.

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Brown or Whitman? No contest

And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.

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Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.

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