Opinion

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The wealth gap and its threat to democracy

How we organize our economy and distribute and allocate resources can either facilitate or undermine a democratic socio-political culture.

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Memories of Ñancahuazú, Tlatelolco and Cubana de Aviación Flight 455

This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.

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J. J. Goldberg speaks on Israel and Palestine: Is there a way out?

In half a dozen years the Israel Defense Forces may have a cadre of commanding officers no longer answerable to the Israeli government, but to their fundamentalist rabbis back home.

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A minimum program for a progressive majority

This is a framework of principles that left forces could use to unite majorities in competitive battles at, primarily, the local and state levels.

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Socialist and journalist Carl Bloice dies at 75

Carl Bloice focused his daily and weekly and monthly journalistic production on economics, on the struggle for equality, on youth, especially African American, Latino and Asian youth in his hometown, on internationalism.

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Pastors for Peace under attack by IRS

The Pastors for Peace initiative to build a future for the poor and disadvantaged based on solidarity, peace and cooperation between peoples is in jeopardy.  

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Senate curbs filibusters in blow against GOP "pirates"

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Democrats, fed up with endless Republican obstructionism, voted to end filibusters on nearly all presidential nominees.

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Austerity debate remains unresolved after shutdown drama

There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy. 

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Shutdown: New phase in a very American coup

They didn't wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup.

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GOP strategy: Tune out, turn off, drop out

The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.

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