Opinion

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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Debt-ceiling disaster postponed - but not for long

The threat of default may have beeb averted, but working people will lose MORE ground.

U.S. Commerce Department: The economy sucks!

John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics, was quoted as saying, "The word for this report is 'shocking.'" Sorry, Mr. Ryding, why are you shocked?

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Is the welfare state sustainable?

David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, recently opined, "The current welfare state is simply unsustainable and anybody who is serious, on left or right, has to have a new vision of the social contract."

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