Opinion

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Lessons from the grassroots for 2012

Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.

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Change comes from the bottom up

The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.

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Political power comes from using hard-won freedoms

Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.

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The ANC at 100

Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.

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Recess appointments are welcome start to 2012

President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.

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Sen. Kirk: Quit obstructing job creation, jobless benefit extension

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.

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David Brooks peddles snake oil on race, class, Santorum

"The Republican Party is the party of the white working class," David Brooks, the New York Times' resident conservative "intellectual," declared.

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Ron Paul emerges as an opponent of liberty

While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.

The Kenyan roots of the Occupy movement

With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.

The 2012 elections are critical to defeating the 1%

With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.

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