Olympia Snowe preaches wrong lesson about her departure

Senate members, she went on to say, don't appreciate that "there is not only strength in compromise, courage in conciliation and honor in consensus."


Say no to GOP ploy on payroll tax cuts

If Congress doesn't move and renew jobless benefits by Feb. 29, millions of workers and their families will drown in a sea of worry, debt, foreclosure, homelessness and perhaps even worse.


Birth control is not attack on religion

The Obama administration made the right move when it mandated that all employers be required to offer free family planning services to women through their insurance plans.


Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: another attack on women

It's disturbing that the Komen Foundation has bowed to the Republican right in pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer prevention services.


Mitt Romney running a seminar on inequality

Should we all start praying for Mitt Romney? The GOP presidential hopeful from Bain Capital has become a walking, talking object lesson on how our plutocracy works - and why we desperately need to end it.


Class war: They started it

The Republicans conveniently forget that they started the class war - and they've been winning it for years.


Don't be fooled by the Newt-Mitt-Rick show

Listening to the exchanges among the main Republican presidential candidates, it is easy to think that the debates are a television "reality show."


Winners and losers in South Carolina

While Gingrich won, the concerns of the American people were the biggest losers.


Marines in Afghanistan and Republican hate culture

The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.


Sen. Kirk: Quit obstructing job creation, jobless benefit extension

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.

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