Opinion

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Is full employment possible under capitalism?

By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.

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End of the post office as a public institution?

This year the post office will close half its processing centers.  By the end of this summer Saturday delivery is scheduled to end.  Over the next year over 3,000 local post offices will close.

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Bring the jobs home

Making smartphones abroad that could be made here is not so smart.

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An urgent call: Hire the unemployed to help clean up the mess left by Sandy

New York  and surrounding areas are in crisis after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and it's time to hire the unemployed to help!

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Native American joblessness is slow genocide

Small wonder that U.S. Native peoples are beset with a blistering, hideous panoply of social and health ills hardly seen elsewhere in this world. Unemployment kills!

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Documenting the disaster

"Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" is an examination of endless heartbreak and the clinging to the slender thread of hope.

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Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.

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A right-wing apologist in sheep’s clothing

David Brooks positions himself as an above-the-fray "moderate," but the reality is otherwise.

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