Opinion

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.

The freeze and the fire

Obama's budget freeze: hard to imagine a worse conclusion to draw from the Massachusetts election, or a more telling lesson for working people.

Democratize the Federal Reserve Bank

Ben Bernanke should be replaced, and the Federal Reserve needs fixing to serve working people's needs.

The Obama challenge to the banks

The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.

Setting the record straight

Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

Reflections on some political and ideological questions today

The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.

Early lessons from 2009

A year ago, we said that the country was entering an era of democratic reform and that the same coalition that defeated the right in the 2008 elections would drive the process going forward.

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Jobs, not bombs

President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan has generated skepticism and dismay among his supporters. And rightly so.

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