Opinion

Undocumented immigration in international perspective

There are at least 214 million people living outside their countries of origin, either as naturalized citizens, legal noncitizens, temporary workers or undocumented. At least 100 million of these are in the labor force.

Immigrants as scapegoats - a recurrent right-wing tactic

Immigrants have been a perennial scapegoat of the right-wing.

Ginning up racism: its winners and losers

Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?

Tea party trying to take New York with a baseball bat

NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.

Tea party wins could kill GOP hopes of re-taking Senate

Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware primary election Sept. 14, jeopardizing GOP chances of taking over the Senate.

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Noted scholar and activist Dr. Ron Walters dies at 72

Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

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‘Machete' is dead on, immigrants are heroes

After seeing the movie "Machete," I thought this could quite possibly be the worst film ever or it could be one of those timely political satires perhaps on the verge of pure genius.

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One local church helps to combat fear

I was mortified and outraged when I heard that a pastor is planning a "National Burn a Qur'an Day" scheduled for September 11 and encouraged other churches to do likewise.

New York elections not just about Cuomo

Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.

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