Opinion

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Debt-ceiling showdown, Republican stand collapsing, now what?

Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?

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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Attention lawmakers: Connecticut is not broke

State workers in Connecticut are in a pitched battle to save their jobs and the services they provide.

What if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling?

The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.

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Republicans reverse Robin Hood

The famed Robin Hood and his men fought to take from the rich to help the poor. Today we see the top 2 percent, the rich capitalist class, doing the opposite.

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

No, it's not Chicken Little, the children's fable about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. It's the Republicans and their tea party pals.

Right wing nuts are slipping in the polls

Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.

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