Opinion

Estate tax versus Woody Guthrie

Republicans demanded "liberalization" of the estate tax on inherited wealth as the second part of their payback to the rich ... what would Woody say?

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Un-American: government threatens students on WikiLeaks

 We've heard about the governments of the world trying to stifle the WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, but what is more interesting is U.S. government attempt to prevent American citizens from reading the website.

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Jobs summit 2.0

Because of corporate foot-dragging on jobs we think a White House summit with representatives of the nation's 26 million unemployed and underemployed workers is very much in order at this time.

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Startling facts about infanticide and mothers

A disturbing study finds that killing of newborn babies in some parts of France is five times more frequent than official estimates had expected - but why?

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“Four Lions”: comedy about would-be terrorists

Marketed as a laugh-filled romp, "Four Lions" offers much more.

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Exploding tea party myths about American history

Jill Lepore's "The Whites of Their Eyes" is two distinct histories in the space of a single volume.

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Two ‘Gangs’ of San Francisco keep radical spirit alive

Friends and comrades who've met over 25 years.

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Springtime for Franco and Pope Benedict

In Spain recently, Pope Benedict made remarks that boil down to an outrageous defense of the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco.

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Making a judgment on the tax deal

Looking beneath the furor: what progressives should keep in mind about the tax and unemployment insurance deal.

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"Inside Job": Never steal anything small

The facts portrayed play like an action movie: the main culprits are the handful of investment banks that carried out the crime of the century.

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