Opinion

Don't be cruel: Extend lifeline for millions now!

Two million desperate job hunters will, on Jan 1, 2012, lose the only lifeline that keeps them and their families surviving.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

Poverty is up and guess what? Corporate taxes are down

As the deadline for the Senate super committee draws nearer two new studies highlight what's at stake.

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Troy Davis is laid to rest

Om Saturday, October 1, thousands joined in to celebrate Troy Davis' life at the Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and tens of thousands more joined online through the webstream

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Reader voices: A suggestion on homeless veterans

The obvious answer is raise the taxes significantly for those mentioned above and reduce the inflated military budget.

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Michigan Republicans cut welfare and twist Bible

Michigan's Republican dominated state Legislature passed a lifetime limit on welfare benefits expected to cast 11,000 families off the welfare rolls on Oct. 1 - including more than 29,700 children.

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The Republicans must be defeated

If the GOP regains all three branches of the government, the crisis of human suffering can and will become far more severe.

15 years after welfare “deform”

Aided by a Republican Congress and bitterly divided Democratic Party, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.

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Third World Mississippi shows failure of conservative policies

Mississippi, dominated by conservative politicians, has health care, income and economic disparities that embody the worst of the nation's ills.

A modest essay on extraordinary paychecks

Every fourteen minutes in 2009, hedge fund manager David Tepper made President Obama's annual salary.

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