Opinion

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Demand Congress cut the military budget

Congressional Republicans are attempting to undo cuts to the military budget. You can take action.

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Holiday message: The unemployed need you!

We would have liked to print a happy message in this space, filled with good news and wishes for all of you to have a fantastic holiday season.

Poverty is up and guess what? Corporate taxes are down

As the deadline for the Senate super committee draws nearer two new studies highlight what's at stake.

It’s a no-brainer: jobs not austerity

The Great Recession of 2008 is looking more like the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economic crisis of U.S. (and world) capitalism is entering its fourth year.

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

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S&P "bond vigilantes" take aim - at us

Standard and Poor's is a "bond vigilante" for the "investor class" - essentially a finance capitalist business agent with a big economic machine gun.

A little debt-ceiling history, and a few suggestions

It was a double "hostage crisis": The right enforced party discipline on the whole GOP and then made the Democrats negotiate on its own terms.

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Debt deal: Time for diplomacy is over

The Republicans are no ordinary opposition party with whom the Democrats can have amicable differences. They are racist, anti-labor, anti-democratic extremists, beholden to fascist-minded billionaires.

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Poem of the week: "Allegiances" in troubled times

As if written for today's headlines, William Stafford's poem "Allegiances" reflects that we will have to take care of each other; we will be our own protection.

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Debt deal is bad for America

The debt deal is a bad deal for the American people and the economy.

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