Opinion

Debt-ceiling struggle: time to look deeper

Even if a deal is struck at the last minute, or if President Obama raises the debt ceiling on his own, this controversy reveals a system in serious need of repair.

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Italy: Barbarians at the gates

There are signs that the Italian economy is running off the rails, but the signs are subtle. Lots of locked houses and long grass, for instance.

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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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Will capitalism survive the zombies?

On June 8, people in zombie attire showed up at a Special Olympics event in Madison, Wis. in order to protest an appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, said the Zombie Rights Campaign. They held a calm and silent protest against Walker's anti-worker stance.

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Which way to socialism?

Hopefully, if asked about the road to socialism, people of socialist inclinations can give a better answer than two Mainers did to a lost traveler.

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What would U.S. socialism look like?

I am often asked thought-provoking questions about U.S. socialism and what it would look like. My reply is something like this.

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Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.

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It’s not just Wisconsin: a nationwide counteroffensive is emerging

It is fair to say a new phase of a struggle is afoot, in which labor and its allies could turn the tables decisively in their favor.

The depressing future of men?

As this century progresses more and more men will be afflicted with psychological depression

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

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