Opinion

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Capitalist insolence and taxes

Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup were all deeply involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, which prompted the Great Recession and the huge budget deficits. And they pay no taxes.

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Lurching toward the peak

While much of the talk about "peak oil" can be dismissed as hysterical catastrophizing, there is an underlying reality that humankind must come to grips with.

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This revolutionary "Cradle" still rocks!

If you're anywhere near Los Angeles, don't miss The Cradle Will Rock, the latest addition to the tide of political plays currently flowing across Southern California stages.

Capitalism sucks: more loyal to profit abroad than jobs at home

Prospects for U.S. workers in the post-recession economy are grimmer than ever.

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An open letter to free-market patriots

Can you be patriotic if your true and only interest comes down to corporate profit?

Not everybody is sacrificing: In Kentucky the rich take care of their own

The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system  is alive in Kentucky.

Reagan celebration: No mugs on Mount Rushmore, please

We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.

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Thinking strategically between now and 2012

With profit margins soaring and capital and labor locked in a deadly, unequal embrace, what are working people to do?

Does money buy happiness?

Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.

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Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.

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