Opinion

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Bernie Sanders, 2012, and fighting the oligarchy

Democracy was never a gift bestowed on the multitude by the top layers of our society, either at the country's founding or in its subsequent history.

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Study says race is driving voter ID laws

What is really behind the rash of new voter identification laws? We have available a scientific answer, one not distorted by political rhetoric or blatantly ridiculous reasons.

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Today in history: Voting age lowered to 18

President Richard Nixon, under popular pressure, formally certified the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Health care ruling changes national debate

Wow. How quickly the press changes their reporting.

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The minimum wage, labor and the 2012 elections

Unions and labor need to speak independently for all of the working class and working families.

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What next for immigrant rights?

At present, there is no chance that any legislation benefiting undocumented immigrants and their families could pass at the federal level. The numbers are not there in the House, or to overcome a Senate filibuster.

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Does it matter who rules: Republicans or Democrats?

Taking a nearsighted view of the political landscape, some have concluded there is little or no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

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