Opinion

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People's movement asserts new power

It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.

What's next for the immigrants' rights struggle?

The huge immigrants' rights demonstration in Washington D.C. on March 21 was a triumph in many ways, but the battle has only started.

Beware of the new racist counteroffensive

The election of Barack Obama has triggered a racist counteroffensive in much the same way as the North's victory in the Civil War spurred a counteroffensive by the former slaveholders and their allies.

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Health care victory

We join with those who hail this legislation both as a measure that will save lives now and begin curbing the insurance industry, and as a giant first step to further reforms.

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Bipartisan Senate immigration bill looks like a bitter pill

Indications are that a new immigration reform bill with some bipartisan support will be introduced very soon in the Senate. But there are going to be some severe problems.

Resetting U.S.-Cuba relations and the Cuban 5

Recent vindictive U.S. actions in the case of the Cuban 5 raise the question: what is holding back a change in the unconstructive policy of blockade and hostility toward Cuba?

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Parents beware

While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.

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Aim those arrows accurately

We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, if the Republicans - the strongest advocates for Wall Street and corporate profits at the people's expense -  succeed in stopping Obama.

He got the ball rolling

Last night the president got the ball rolling, but he didn't roll it far enough or always in the right direction. So now it's our turn.

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Health care: Keep the pressure on

Bravo to the health care activists who are cranking out the phone calls and participating in rallies across the country to say "finish reform right," despite stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill.

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