Opinion

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A few facts about Rick Perry’s Texas

Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.

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Will Obama get on the bus for federal action to create jobs?

President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

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Youth: What the hell are we fighting for?

With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

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S&P "bond vigilantes" take aim - at us

Standard and Poor's is a "bond vigilante" for the "investor class" - essentially a finance capitalist business agent with a big economic machine gun.

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Debt deal: Time for diplomacy is over

The Republicans are no ordinary opposition party with whom the Democrats can have amicable differences. They are racist, anti-labor, anti-democratic extremists, beholden to fascist-minded billionaires.

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Poem of the week: "Allegiances" in troubled times

As if written for today's headlines, William Stafford's poem "Allegiances" reflects that we will have to take care of each other; we will be our own protection.

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Jobs with Justice: Now more than ever

Jobs with Justice enters its 25th year facing incredible challenges. In the wake of the just agreed to debt ceiling fight the whole working class faces even greater attack and pain.

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Debt deal is bad for America

The debt deal is a bad deal for the American people and the economy.

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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.

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