Opinion

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Santorum's pro-ignorance populism could doom America

Does Republican Rick Santorum want the American people to be as ill-informed and buffoonish as he acts? To make sure we are, he's willing to sacrifice our education and future job prospects

Ron Paul, "progressive"?

Paul stands against workers' rights and unions in every form and stands up for the "right" of corporations to rule "freely" over "their" workforce.

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Muppets, Fox News and the Looney Tune right

The sheer wackiness of its anti-Muppets hysteria suggests that Fox News has become a parody of itself - but it represents a powerful political constituency.

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Economic depressions increase the threat to democracy

There is a rising threat to democracy,  a direct result of the economic crisis and how the powers that be deal with it. We must change the failed austerity politics of our country to a politics of economic growth, beginning with massive job creation.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

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Wall Street wants to “occupy” Detroit’s finances

Given the revenue streams that go straight to Wall Street from Detroit, it is not far off to characterize any emergency financial manager as a Wall Street financial dictator.

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"No" to the Super Committee of the One Percent!

For generations in this country any talk by an elected official of cutting Social Security meant political suicide.

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Jobs with Justice: Now more than ever

Jobs with Justice enters its 25th year facing incredible challenges. In the wake of the just agreed to debt ceiling fight the whole working class faces even greater attack and pain.

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Debt deal is bad for America

The debt deal is a bad deal for the American people and the economy.

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Oslo lessons: right-wing terror and the Cuban 5

The unspeakable tragedy in Norway reminds the whole world of the need for renewed vigilance against right wing terrorism.

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