Opinion

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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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Fantasy questions and belly laughs: Election 2012

Here are some fantasy questions I'd love to see Mitt Romney asked by a debate moderator.

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Mitt, you take personal responsibility!

Few could have missed what are likely the most contemptible words ever uttered by a candidate for the presidency of the United States - words that show just how unqualified he is to aspire to that office.

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Romney part of Global Tax Dodging, Inc.

Mitt Romney is a tax dodger. That's according to 950 pages of confidential financial documents about his offshore Cayman Island investments.

Raising taxes on the rich works for everyone

Piketty and Saez joined with MIT's Stefanie Stantcheva on a brief article that helps explain why raising taxes on a nation's rich creates economies that work for everyone.

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The House must follow the Senate's lead

Call your congressional representatives now. Ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich is the critical first step that must be taken if we are ever to have a fair tax system in America.

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Romney scandal worse than it seems

Defenders of Mitt Romney say his refusal to release tax returns and his stashing money overseas are nothing more than what most people would do.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos: Let them eat elephant?

King Juan Carlos of Spain goes on an elephant safari while Spaniards go without basic necessities. Could such royal conspicuous consumption happen in America?

Taxing millionaires to build healthier communities

For years, Lillian had struggled to keep her family safe and healthy amid the rising poverty, joblessness and growing crack cocaine epidemic in Bayview-Hunter's Point.

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