Opinion

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Movie review: Avatar is a winner

We arrived early to get seats for Avatar, because it's been breaking box-office records and we didn't want to have to sit in the front row.

A program to address the economic crisis

Only direct and indirect government intervention to stimulate and restructure the economy along democratic lines stands a chance of lifting the working class and nation out of crisis.

Republican vs. Republican

There he was on Christmas Eve:  Senator John Kyl, pumped with anger, calling the just passed Senate health care reform bill "a massive, very bad assault on liberty."

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It’s anti-capitalism, Charlie Brown

Forty-four years ago, pop culture received an unexpected push leftward with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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What if?

What if I told you that by supporting the 1935 Social Security Act you would be selling out the working class and capitulating to right-wing special interests?

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Politics and health care from the heartland

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."

Reflections on some political and ideological questions today

The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.

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Bad news and (some very limited) good news out of Copenhagen

Was the conference a bust, a success, a waste of time, or  something else?

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Here comes the sun

In earliest human society, survival through the winter was no sure thing, and wintertime starvation was common. Then comes the Winter Solstice.

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Who’s to blame for city’s crisis?

DETROIT - This beleaguered city is in danger of running out of money, but it's not because of city officials' incompetence  or city workers' "greed."

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