Japan's right: going nuke?

Behind the current impasse over five tiny specks of land in the East China Sea is an influential right-wing movement in Japan.


Mitt Romney: the empty suit clueless about the empty chair

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct. 10, 2012, that's impossible.


The reverse discrimination farce

History repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. So it goes for the Supreme Court case on affirmative action and campus diversity, Fisher v. University of Texas.


2012 countdown: Time for the left to step to the plate

For the past year the left has debated the merits of participation in the election process. As you might expect, not everyone is on the same page.


Working class loses a leader: George Edwards, activist every day

The working class and people lost a great leader, activist, and fighter for justice and equality this past week.


Pundits premature in crowning Romney the winner

The airwaves were flooded for at least 48 hours this week with declarations telling us who won the first of the three big presidential debates.


Jailed in the land of the free

In the middle of last year, due to a traffic violation, I spent a few months as a guest of our local county correctional facility.


Romney is not a vulture, he’s a parasite

Ever get that creepy feeling you are being followed? In 1969, a friend and I were walking down a street when that spooky feeling crept over me.


Barry Commoner put science to service of the people

The environmental movement lost one of its most passionate voices when Barry Commoner, ecologist and political activist, died on Sept. 30 at age 95.


Smiling, Romney stuck a dagger in your heart

That about sums up Mitt Romney's performance in Wednesday night's debate.

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