Opinion

Is socialism possible?

Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.

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Is your town cutting libraries and closing pools?

DALLAS - In our town, small groups are forming to oppose local government cuts and layoffs - but the downside is, they are largely working against each other.

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Why working in the fields is no laughing matter

Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.

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Fighting to be reborn

It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.

A dramatic reawakening of a people’s movement

DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.

God not on side of union-busters, Catholic scholars say

A Catholic scholars group says that opposing unions is a "grave violation" of the church's social doctrine - in fact, it's a mortal sin.

CPUSA: A fighting spirit

Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."

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On public sector unions: A reply to Mort Zuckerman

Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.

A dubious immigration proposal

Senate Democratic leaders have presented an outline for an immigration reform bill, but many will find it wanting.

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Bus stop holds life lessons

I do the "Park and Ride" thing, meaning I park my car at my daughter's high school visitor parking lot in the morning when I drop her off, and I catch the bus the rest of the way to work.

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