Opinion

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Tea party takes America hostage on debt

The debt ceiling crisis is the latest in a series of hostage crises instigated by the extreme right wing.

Letter from a reader: Freedom means choice

One peoplesworld.org reader writes from Louisiana, land of the blues, on unemployment, ballot choices and getting a tax break for yachts.

Scott Walker's new voter suppression ploy: shutting DMVs

Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.

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Debt-ceiling deals: Turning away from prosperity to austerity

The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.

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Grappling with cuts when Democrats are in charge

In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?

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Elizabeth Warren falls on her sword

Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.

Majority favors taxing rich, ending war to cut deficit

The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.

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Does it matter which party wins?

Like others, I'm disappointed with some of the administration's policies over the past two years - but I'm mindful of the main stragetic question for class and democratic struggles.

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Bernie Sanders goes into action for real shared sacrifice

Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches campaign to push for jobs

The "Speak out for Good Jobs Now" initiative will feature public hearings where workers will voice their concerns and ideas about the economy.

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