Opinion

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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Recent college graduates see lower wages

Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.

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Capitalism and unemployment

Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.

Ban discrimination against the unemployed

President Obama's American Jobs Act contains an important provision outlawing discrimination against the unemployed.

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Wall Street occupation: And the walls will come tumbling down

Handmade signs were visible everywhere: in fact the majority of the signs were original works. Several independent press agencies were present, along with most major networks.

It’s a no-brainer: jobs not austerity

The Great Recession of 2008 is looking more like the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economic crisis of U.S. (and world) capitalism is entering its fourth year.

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Does the GOP hate women?

Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.

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Let's get positive, and win

The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.

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