Opinion

Republicans’ extortion needs a resounding “No”

A two-part response is needed to Eric Cantor and his fellow Republicans.

President needs to pivot back to jobs

It is now 99 percent certain that the private economy is NOT going to cause the bad jobs numbers to change direction.

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Europe and U.S. have same problem: capitalism

Major sections of capital believe the debt crisis gives them a golden opportunity to completely shift the costs of the "reproduction of labor power" to working people and break their fighting spirit.

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Social Security on the line

Facts: the country is not broke and Social Security is not the cause of the deficit.

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Bernie Sanders goes into action for real shared sacrifice

Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."

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Gloomy about the economy? The solution is stimulating

Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.

Say no to austerity politics

When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.

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Fairness in taxation: Do it now

Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.

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Republicans redistribute the wealth - to the wealthy

Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.

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Illinois plans devastating cuts in disabilities services

These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois' estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are short sighted and will send us on a path of destruction.

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