A do-it-yourself kit on plutocracy and the deficit

How can you tell whether you live in a plutocracy? Easy. Just conduct this simple test.


Can anybody beat Rahm?

CHICAGO - Can anyone beat Rahm? That's the question on the minds of many Chicagoans as the Nov. 22 candidate petition-filing deadline for mayor of the nation's third largest city fast approaches.


Love, revolution, Lula: films from Latin America

Two new films from Latin America dramatize the progressive histories of Cuba and Brazil: one an allegory, the other a biopic of a charismatic leader.


Austerity is wrong medicine for bleeding economy

What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.


The deficit trap

The deficit commission report is a poisonous prescription, likely to kill the patient while attempting to cure the symptom - budget deficit.


Election thoughts from the guy who delivers your mail

Wow - Election 2010 is over. I am still tryin' to put the whole thing in perspective.


Organized jobless: a powerful force

At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.

“Neutrality” is bogus

MSNBC’s suspension of Keith Olbermann for contributing to the re-election campaign of Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and two other Democrats has been the occasion for much discussion about the issue of journalistic standards.


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.

Time to end stop-and-frisk policing

Crime rates have dropped, but the unconstitutional, and therefore criminal, harassment of black and brown youth is on the increase. This racial profiling is anti-worker. It must be stopped.

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