Opinion

Citizens United, Wisconsin style

With Citizens United and now "The Roggensack Rule," in the light of day judges can be wined and dined by the very party they will be ruling on.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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Chavez’s legacy

He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.

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News clips from the world of the wealthy

The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.

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Anti-communism: More than one kind of smear

There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American. 

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Obama, coalition politics, and the struggle for reforms

Coalition politics and reform struggles are anything but pure; they are, by nature, a polyglot; an uneasy amalgamation of disparate forces.

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It’s simple: Talk, don’t shoot

It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.

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Can we cure inequality, and how?

Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.

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My struggle for mental health care in a broken system

I recently had to live through the experience of a mental health crisis. And it brought me into contact with one of the most broken social safety nets in the U.S.

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Women in combat: A deeper look into women’s equality

With the ending of the ban on women in combat, the discussion on women's equality is taking an interesting turn.

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