Opinion

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Nightmare begins as GOP takes over Senate

A GOP takeover would transform the Senate to reflect the concerns of people who have nothing but scorn and contempt for working people, democracy or any type of good government.

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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Supreme Court extends attack on democracy with McCutcheon decision

The Supreme Court struck down limits on overall contributions to political parties and candidates. 

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The reverse discrimination farce

History repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. So it goes for the Supreme Court case on affirmative action and campus diversity, Fisher v. University of Texas.

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After Arizona

The ruling sends a signal to the right wing and lawmakers in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere that state laws, recently put on the books for racist and political reasons across this country, are unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court “rogues’ gallery”: another reason why 2012 matters

For millions of Americans, the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court may not register as a priority, or even as a passing concern.

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.

Ten Commandments and public square don't mix

The Supreme Court's recent hearing on the Ten Commandments, while good,  still leaves the debate unsettled.

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Women and the U.S. Constitution: a call to action

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination, a good reason why America needs the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Right-wing dead serious about killing minimum wage

The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.