Opinion

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Reader voices: A suggestion on homeless veterans

The obvious answer is raise the taxes significantly for those mentioned above and reduce the inflated military budget.

A little debt-ceiling history, and a few suggestions

It was a double "hostage crisis": The right enforced party discipline on the whole GOP and then made the Democrats negotiate on its own terms.

Letter from a reader: Freedom means choice

One peoplesworld.org reader writes from Louisiana, land of the blues, on unemployment, ballot choices and getting a tax break for yachts.

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Why progressives should not support Ron Paul

Ron Paul has attracted a following that borders on cult-like, but his core policy positions should send progressives running.

Majority favors taxing rich, ending war to cut deficit

The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.

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Bernie Sanders goes into action for real shared sacrifice

Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."

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Fairness in taxation: Do it now

Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.

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Republicans redistribute the wealth - to the wealthy

Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.

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Eric Cantor's ugly ransom

There can be no political or moral justification for holding ransom disaster relief money for the people of Joplin, Mo.

What if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling?

The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.

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