Opinion

Breakthrough and peril for the Green Party

Opinion Up against the campaign of a wealthy businessman who outspent him nearly 10-to-1, a strong progressive candidate nearly won the [Dec. 9] runoff election to become San Francisco’s mayor.

New Yorks non-partisan election scam

Opinion New York City is now debating a proposal for “nonpartisan” elections for City Council.

Racism and the California recall

 Jeremy Ryan’s article “Texas Redistricting Plan Threatens Equality” (PWW 9/20-26) is a significant contribution towards the unification of people’s forces, by laying bare the racist content of the Republican leadership’s offensive against our electoral democracy.

Some modest advice for the Democratic candidate

Opinion I’d like to offer some friendly advice to whoever ends up as the Democratic Party candidate for President – a word or two to the wise, so to speak.

Behind Californias recall lies a Bush

Opinion The current drive for a recall of California’s Democratic governor, Gray Davis, has this financially strapped state – the seventh largest economy in the world – in a political tizzy. But with all the rhetoric over the reasons Davis should or should not be recalled, one factor has been pushed to the side: the shadow of political opportunism and political doublespeak that has emanated from the Bush White House

Local health care struggles tied to 2004 elections

Opinion The fight for affordable health care and the struggle of health care workers for decent wages and union representation come together at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH).