Opinion

October 2 and its significance

Initiatives from above are important, but they cannot substitute for mass organization, action and unity at the grassroots level, with the working class at the core.

Not so simple

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be guilty of overstatement, but smart people will cull the grain of truth from his remarks.

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Immigration: How not to make legislative concessions

The Senate yesterday to throw $600 more into the useless and hopeless project of "sealing" the U.S.-Mexican border.  What a waste!

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GOP blocks bills, drawing Obama ire

The Senate today set the stage to finally provide much needed aid to states to avoid teacher and other public employee layoffs, but only two Republicans voted for the measure.

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

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Arne Duncan's $800 million fight

$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?

The political time of day

When asked what time it was, Yogi Berra responded, "You mean, right now?" For those who are involved in politics, the question is "What's the political time of day, like right now?"

Look who’s getting Wall Street’s campaign cash

While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.

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President Obama makes history - again!

In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.

Realizing the promise of ‘nuclear spring’

Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."

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