Opinion

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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.

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Salt, health, and socialism

An Australian research team found that when the state imposes mandatory limits to the amount of salt private industry adds to processed foods, people are healthier.

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“The Girl” resists male dominance

Swedish stoic Lisbeth Salander, Goth woman, continues her resistance to international political conspiracy and, even more important, worldwide male dominance.

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Television gets “Outsourced”

Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.

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Are women breaking for Republicans?

If the recent New York Times poll is right, women are breaking for Republicans in the midterm election. But the real poll comes on Nov. 2.

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Wealth buys health

Nobody should be surprised to learn that in a class society wealthy people are going to be healthier than poor folks.

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Investing in clean transportation could create 3.7 million jobs

Comprehensive energy and climate policies, and infrastructure spending on clean transportation, could create 3.7 million jobs in the U.S., a new study shows.

Capitalism sucks, unless you are very very rich

Capitalism was good to the 74 wealthiest Americans whose pay was five times bigger than the previous year, while most working-class people were catching hell in the Great Recession.

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Why Glenn Beck is wrong on evolution

It seems that if you want to find out the truth about something, all you need to do is listen to Glenn Beck. Take what he says, switch that statement to its opposite, and then you've got the facts straight.

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Unemployed workers face the Grinch

As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.

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