Opinion

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Recess appointments are welcome start to 2012

President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.

America's 10 greediest - the runners-up

Last year, a year that began so brilliantly - for our top one percent - ended in angst.

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GOP holiday message to America: Drop dead!

As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.

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2011: People Said NO to union busting, greed and war

2011 will be remembered as the year workers occupied capitals to defend union rights and the jobs of millions of public workers.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly on Wall Street

Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking about the rest of us.

The biggest suckers wear suits

Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.

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The real turkey talk at our dinner table

My mother and stepfather live in Festus, Mo. They are working class folks.

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Motorcycle madness and fighting for what’s worth saving

My relationship with her is a trying undertaking, a constant struggle. She is a part of my family, and she is a motorcycle. She's taught me a lot about fighting for what's important.

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Alabama's racism

Alabama approved the racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic law HB56. The law, passed by the GOP legislature and pushed through by the GOP governor, cries out for a nationwide counterattack.

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Manufacturing jobs coming back to the U.S.? What’s the catch?

The big-name Boston Consulting Group issued a report titled "Made in America Again: Why Manufacturing Will Return to the U.S." But the key word in the title is why.

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