Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.


Sitting out the elections? Think again

Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!


Reform, the mid-term elections and the fight for power

If we don't objectively understand our - and our enemies' - strengths and weaknesses, how can we understand which terrain of struggle is most conducive to victory or defeat?

Lying politicians and the thing that counts

With the 2010 midterm elections right around the corner it is important to understand two things: first, politicians will lie, and second, governing is much more difficult than opposing.


NY primaries fuel hope for fall elections

While media pundits have been predicting doom for progressives in the November elections, last week's primaries here showed a different trend.

New York elections not just about Cuomo

Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.


Support for the tea party weakens

The most important feature of last Tuesday's primary was not the anti-incumbent vote.


Some folks are starting to panic

Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.

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