Opinion

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

Shame on the Supreme Court!

The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.

 

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

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Recent college graduates see lower wages

Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.

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Class warfare: what goes around comes around

The Republican Party is excoriating everyone from the president to the occupiers of cities around the country for fanning the flames of "class warfare."

Assassinating Anwar al-Awlaki

White House press secretary Jay Carney, responding to questions about under what authority a U.S. citizen can be assassinated, concluded with "I have nothing more for you."

Due process by drone

The assassination of al-Awlaki has elicited criticism in the main because he is a U.S. citizen and is supposed to be accorded the constitutional right to due process.

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MIA: Obama's new common-sense immigration policy

I learned the hard way that Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices are actually becoming even more ruthless than before.

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Morgan Freeman charges tea party motivated by racism

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman took on the tea party right last week, pointing directly to the corporate-based movement's racist intentions when attacking President Obama.

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