Opinion

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U.S. foreign policy, what is going on?

The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.

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Ukraine, “Morning Joe,” and the new Cold War

Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.

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Turn away from death and destruction

Our government bears a heavy responsibility for all these horrors; it's time to push for peace and for a humane foreign policy that puts people before profits.

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CPUSA sends protest letter to President Obama on Ukraine

The letter is regarding the political and violent attacks in the Ukraine by the Right Sector against the Communist Party of the Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish communities and other minorities and progressives.

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Today in history: England’s 99% crushed

On June 15, 1381, Wat Tyler, a leader of a peasant/laborer rebellion that swept England, was killed by the king's supporters.

The biggest suckers wear suits

Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.

Murdoch and Watergate

The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.

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16,000 marched on Wisconsin's capital fighting for democracy

A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.

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“Four Lions”: comedy about would-be terrorists

Marketed as a laugh-filled romp, "Four Lions" offers much more.