Opinion

Reflections on some political and ideological questions today

The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.

Early lessons from 2009

A year ago, we said that the country was entering an era of democratic reform and that the same coalition that defeated the right in the 2008 elections would drive the process going forward.

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Jobs, not bombs

President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan has generated skepticism and dismay among his supporters. And rightly so.

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Of tea partiers and tax revolters, who benefits?

WASHINGTON (PAI) -You don't have to dig particularly deep, in the United States today, to find some striking similarities between today's virulently anti-Obama "Tea Party" crowd - and the pols like Sarah Palin who egg them on - and the media darlings who birthed the "Tax Revolt" phenomenon back in the late 1970s.

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Why an Afghan surge will fail

Before buying into an escalataion strategy, the Obama administration should spend some time examining the August 12 battle of Dananeh.

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Thanks for fighting, more nuance needed and other letters to the editor

Thanks for fighting. Here is a photo of Leo Munoz of Congressman Charlie Gonzales' office accepting boxing gloves to keep on fighting for health care.

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Some folks are starting to panic

Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.

Still disappointed, haiku swine flu and other letters to the editor

Thank you for the recent opinion article and letter to the editor regarding the left being more patient with President Obama.

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The next nasty attack from the right

The discussion - if one can call it that - of global warming is going to be painful, particularly if the make-Obama-fail crowd has its way.

Website kudos, climate change and other letters to the editor

Website kudos  I would just like to say thank you for the positive intensity in converting one of my most reliable news sources. I am a college student studying architecture, and I read the People's World every day. I have been reading the People's Weekly World since I was 13, and I have really noticed the recent changes.

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