Opinion

A lot at stake for immigrant rights on Nov. 2

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.

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When Republicans ruled: a 2010 voter guide

Let's not condemn ourselves to repeat the past because of short-term memory loss.

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In Illinois, vote "no" on recall and defend democracy

Proponents say the  constitutional amendment is an added check and balance. Sounds democratic, but is it really?

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Michelle Obama shows power of women's vote

A recent event with First Lady Michelle Obama was a reminder of how powerful the women's vote is, how hard the fight was to win it and why it's so important to use it.

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Right-wing dead serious about killing minimum wage

The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.

Patrick Toomey defends tax cuts for the rich

There are clear differences between the Democrats and Republicans in the Nov. 2 elections.

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Brown or Whitman? No contest

And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.

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Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.

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Sitting out the elections? Think again

Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!

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Status quo is unsustainable, and dangerous

We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.

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