Opinion

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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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When capitalism can’t

Today, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who are and remain permanently in the "reserve army of the unemployed."

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

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Jobs report indicates "more work" needed

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its employment report for February. The 236,000 new jobs might have been "better than expected," but are still inadequate.

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An urgent call: Hire the unemployed to help clean up the mess left by Sandy

New York  and surrounding areas are in crisis after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and it's time to hire the unemployed to help!

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Mitt Romney: the empty suit clueless about the empty chair

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct. 10, 2012, that's impossible.

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Native American joblessness is slow genocide

Small wonder that U.S. Native peoples are beset with a blistering, hideous panoply of social and health ills hardly seen elsewhere in this world. Unemployment kills!

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Documenting the disaster

"Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" is an examination of endless heartbreak and the clinging to the slender thread of hope.

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Greed and the pain in Spain

The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.

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Fish gotta swim and George Will gotta lie

I find the rant against governmental regulatory power bizarre, though not surprising. Will has a lot of - I'll be polite - nerve to complain about regulatory overreach

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