Opinion

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Chris Christie’s hero

In Christie's own words, one can see what he really stands for. His praise of Walker, the Koch-owned governor of Wisconsin, shows his true political colors.

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Tea party's shutdown showdown could crash the economy

Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.

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Lying about austerity serves "special interests"

Ideas and ideologies are rarely if ever free from class interests. If there ever were a controversy that validated the truth of that, the continuing "debate" over austerity fills the bill.

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Obama speech heralds new era

The preident laid out confidently - at times defiantly - a list of policy choices anathema to Republicans who tried to block every piece of progressive legislation during his first term.

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Ten certainties for the next four years

No one has a crystal ball to predict the exact course of the next four years. But it is useful to start with what we actually know.

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Ryan and Akin serve notice of imminent threat to democracy

Every inch of social progress secured in the course of struggle over the past several decades is subject to reversal in the event of a government takeover by the Republican Party.

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Akin, Ryan, rape and Republican hypocrisy

Fierce opposition to women's reproductive rights, including the right to decide whether or not to bear a child, has been the agenda of the Republican Party for quite some time now.

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Today in history: Musicians targeted in anti-Communist witch-hunt

On June 22, 1950, renowned musicians/performers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lena Horne, Pete Seeger and Artie Shaw were labeled as suspected "Communist sympathizers" in the infamous publication "Red Channels."

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Watergate was only one of Nixon's five wars

Forty years after the news of the Watergate burglary, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein take on certain historical revisionists who claim Watergate was nothing more than a misguided political caper. 

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Study shows tea party not what it pretends to be

Shedding some light on membership in the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.

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