Opinion

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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Progressive challenge: defeat GOP in November elections

Defeating the Republicans in November must be the top priority for all progressives.

No other way to get there

There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.

A cautionary tale

Sometimes we can learn lessons from our adversaries, and here's one we need to heed.

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Helen Thomas was wrong, but Fox and co. are dead wrong

The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a  sad ending to her legendary career.

Look who’s getting Wall Street’s campaign cash

While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.

Nazi demo not a “coincidence”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall off of 1st and Spring Street last month to rally against the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement demonstration, the largest white-supremacist organization in the country, according to their official website.

Why the Democratic majority will grow in 2010

In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as "slipping," "imperiled," and even "doomed" in their headlines.

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Hate speech can bring deadly results

Fifteen years after Oklahoma City bombing, a similar dangerous trend is developing. Politicians and political activists who engage in ultra-right hate speech play a role in provoking violence.

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