Opinion

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Historic voter mobilization blocks Republican takeover of Illinois

In the face of a horrible economic crisis and torrent of secret outside money,  progressive forces blocked a complete takeover of Illinois state government by Republicans.

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Wall Street doesn’t hurt when Main Street bleeds

The main sections of capital, like right-wing extremism that does its bidding, are comfortable with a slow-growth economy - but they can be beat.

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That's capitalism: the super rich pay zero U.S. taxes

Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.

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Republican “jobs” plan: tax cuts for the rich

Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.

What we can learn from the elections

The  "tea party movement" is neither "populist," or new; nor was it as I see it, a major factor inthe GOP victory. So what was?

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Blood sport fans racial divisions

This sport perfectly embodies the ruling class ideology, which states that the stronger you are, the more well equipped you are, the better.

Constitutional amendment for right to work needed

Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.

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“Problema”: fascinating film of ideas

This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.

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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