Opinion

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Republicans redistribute the wealth - to the wealthy

Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.

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Voters rebuke GOP in special elections

Upsets by Democratic candidates may serve as a warning to Republicans that voters aren't appreciative of their agenda.

Jim Crow move over, the Wisconsin GOP is here

Voters will for the first time be required to show photo identification this summer in recall elections seeking to unseat several Republican legislators.

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Mitt Romney's Mexican roots

If the nation were to deny the children of immigrants birthright citizenship, as some GOP legislators believe we should, could Mitt be deported?

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What will it take to pass a jobs program?

The failure to enact a big enough economic stimulus is the biggest reason the country's in this mess. Obama and the movement that led to his election were too young; the victory was too new and fragile.

GOP strategy: limit voting rights

In 33 Republican-governed states, new laws have been proposed or enacted that make voter laws much stricter.

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Five steps to get ready for 2012

Politics is a complex and impure process, and as the Rolling Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want." Here are five crucial steps to get what we need.

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Wisconsin: beachhead in the fight for democracy

The battle in Wisconsin, the epicenter of a labor-led popular nationwide uprising, is stoking the fires of a people's counteroffensive.

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It’s not just Wisconsin: a nationwide counteroffensive is emerging

It is fair to say a new phase of a struggle is afoot, in which labor and its allies could turn the tables decisively in their favor.

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

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