November

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Tea party movement's new politics: dangerous shape-shifting

The usual norms of political discourse would emphasize a party's ability to ask pertinent questions and provide salient answers; to probe facts, poll members and seek solutions based largely on consensus or majority sentiment. Today's politics seem based on contradiction, on a party-constituency dynamic that turns the norms of political discourse on its head.

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Unions — a reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving  is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.

Corporate capital has pulled the plug on America

Is today's corporate elite meaner than capitalists and wealthy families of the previous era? Perhaps, but there are more fundamental reasons for their behavior.

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Do right by veterans

Veterans face challenges of joblessness, homelessness, and visible and "invisible" injuries - a real tribute means doing right, not right-wing, by them.

In wake of election, labor must move on four tracks

WASHINGTON (PAI) - In the wake of massive losses of union-friendly lawmakers on Election Night 2010, the labor movement must re-group and re-think its strategy for accomplishing its goals, by moving on four tracks: organizing, mobilizing, legislation and working through regulatory agencies. And don't forget the states.

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Amidst GOP tsunami in southwest Ohio, some stone-cold hope

Key question: how can we, starting now, begin to tap the power necessary to throw out the ever-friendly, totally reactionary, Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and his pals in 2012?

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Election 2010: Right-wing glow will be brief

Don't be surprised when many who voted for the Republicans become disillusioned with their policies, and on this ground a bigger and broader people's movement will emerge.