Opinion

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The Republicans’ slimy “Obama Agenda Survey”

My father-in-law received a letter from the Republican National Committee, asking for his help in making sure "that Barack Obama is a one-term president."

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Debt-ceiling deals: Turning away from prosperity to austerity

The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.

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Elizabeth Warren falls on her sword

Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.

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Debt-ceiling showdown, Republican stand collapsing, now what?

Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?

Debt-ceiling showdown: a test of sanity

The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.

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Barack Obama and the FBI

Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.

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What will it take to pass a jobs program?

The failure to enact a big enough economic stimulus is the biggest reason the country's in this mess. Obama and the movement that led to his election were too young; the victory was too new and fragile.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

Will Obama meetings on immigration reform bear fruit?

The meetings were apparently a response to pressure on the administration to back off of its aggressive immigration enforcement efforts.

Budget in context

What's the budget debate about? Obama put the question of "how to balance the budget" in the context of "what kind of country will we be?"

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