Opinion

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Big business behind Rick Perry's push in Missouri

Rick Perry, the right-wing Republican governor of Texas, is running TV and radio ads - backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce - attacking the Democratic governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon.

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New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.

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IRS scandal - Deja vu all over again

Following years during which they did everything possible to attack the president, congressional Republicans launched an attack on the IRS. The media cheerfully picked up on one-sided tales of IRS abuse.

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Only one place to cut: Pentagon

There is a smart, good, and doable solution. We must move the money to invest in programs that will create jobs and turn the economy around.

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Austerity-to-prosperity lie based on "bogus math"

Republicans are committed to the belief that the only way out of the economic crisis is through austerity for the people. Clearly many Democrats as well buy into this profits-before-people policy.

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How to tax the rich and audit them too!

Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.

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Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.

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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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Inequality, a growing national crisis

Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.

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