Opinion

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African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress

Remarks by Jarvis Tyner, national vice chairman of the CPUSA, in a recent teleconference call that was part of the preparations for the coming 30th convention of the party this June in Chicago.

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Now is the time for action

A conference committee has been established, with a Dec. 13 report back date to propose a new budget. Republican Paul Ryan is already discussing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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Fast-food workers meet labor movement: a super-sized duo

There is an emerging nationwide movement of low-wage fast-food workers who have begun to set the tone regarding the federal minimum wage, fast-food workers' rights and the future of service sector work generally.

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How Medicaid expansion will help thousands in W.Va.

Under Obamacare the federal government pays 100% for expanded state Medicaid coverage for three years, followed by incremental state contributions of up to 10%.

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Van Halen's new pro-union 'Tattoo'

Classic rockers Van Halen are back with their first new studio album ("A Different Kind of Truth") in 14 years. And the album's lead single, "Tattoo," is a pretty important pro-union shout-out.

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"The Last Mountain": The people versus Massey Energy

An impassioned look at the environmental, climate, and health dangers -and unsafe working conditions - created by the coal industry.

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"Rally for Coal": which way for West Virginia?

The EPA vetoed the permit for the Logan County mine, a symbol of the debate over mountain top removal mining that has been embroiled in litigation since 1998.

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Price too high to pay

Anti-union attacks exact a price. That price was paid by more than two dozen workers in West Virginia. Too high a price to pay.

A ragged process

Slightly over a year ago, the American people elected a young African American to the presidency and increased the Democratic majorities in the Congress.