Opinion

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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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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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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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Life with a purpose: tribute to Estelle Katz

It is a great honor to be a part of a celebration commemorating the remarkable life of my dear friend and comrade, Estelle Katz.

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Majority backs higher taxes on the rich

Many - a significant portion I would argue - disapprove of the "fiscal cliff" deal because it does not increase taxes enough on the wealthy.

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Ten best and worst of Obama’s first term

My summary of the best and worst of the last four years. Perhaps the bestest, not included, is the mass movement that elected the president.

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The villains behind Hostess’ demise

Was it the workers' fault that the brand never adjusted to the reality of America today? Hostess kept churning out Twinkies and Ho Hos like it was 1969.

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Cuba crash reveals dissident links to U.S., European politicians

The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.

America's 10 greediest - the runners-up

Last year, a year that began so brilliantly - for our top one percent - ended in angst.

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