Opinion

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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.

Eight keys to address the deficit

Labor leader Richard Trumka provides eight critical points to address the deficit in testimony to the White House National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.

Sanctions against China?

I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.

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Public spending at issue as G-20 meets

TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.

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Finance reform takes a swipe at “swipe fees”

Have you ever walked into a neighborhood restaurant, with only your debit card in hand, ready to order lunch for $7.95, but are stopped by the handwritten sign next to the cash register: credit cards, $15 minimum.

Why BP’s U.S. operations should be nationalized - now

Stopping the spill, and beginning recovery, is beyond the capacity of a private corporation.

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The TARP and the deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--When politicians demand the public do something because of the dictates of financial markets, it is best to hold on to your wallet.

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