Opinion

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The battle over Elizabeth Warren

Who is surprised that the banking industry is drawing a line in the sand to prevent the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer financial protection agency?

What the Times is not telling you

The Times muddies the water on taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and a few other things - are we surprised?

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Latest figures show slowing economic recovery

Hopefully, the weather this weekend will be a lot better than the economic news.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

Is the U.S. slouching toward Bethlehem?

Millions are saying: if this is a recovery, how much worse can hell be?

Wall Street reform overcomes Wall Street blockade

After a year of intense struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress yesterday passed Wall Street reform - a big step, but the battle's not over.

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Relieve the unemployment pain now!

The reality is that unemployment insurance extension is one of the best things that can be done right now to help the economy. Contact your senators today.

"Structural" unemployment and the jobs that aren't coming back

Is there any hope for the unemployed? Apparently not. Many, says Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief of Reuters news, are people "on the wrong side of history."

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Fighting to be reborn

It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.

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