Opinion

Key Senate races could turn on immigrant rights

With precious little else to run on, the GOP has decided to base its midterm election campaign largely on the bogey of “illegal immigration” as a domestic equivalent to Bush’s pro-war and fear propaganda.

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Sudanese strive for peace despite U.S. schemes

The United States may be the world’s only military superpower, but attempts by the Bush administration to get its way in northeastern Africa are meeting with resistance.

Lieberman defeat shows anger with status quo

An uprising of Democratic voters in Connecticut delivered a stunning victory to peace candidate Ned Lamont over three-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Aug. 8 primary. It was a revolt against the policies of the Bush administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.

EDITORIAL: A vote heard round the world

Connecticut Democratic voters took a dramatic stand that shook the nation in last Tuesday’s primary. Their vote to send Joe Lieberman home and put Ned Lamont in the U.S. Senate changes the political landscape and adds to the growing upsurge in the country

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The economic mainsprings of U.S. foreign policy

From 1961 to 1999, Victor Perlo’s “People vs. Profits” column in the Daily World and the People’s Weekly World set the standard for a Marxist analysis of U.S. capitalism.

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Coming to a town near you: the battle over immigrant rights

Action in Congress on immigrant rights legislation is suspended at least until the fall session. But action is intensifying in state legislatures, in municipal councils and within the nooks and crannies of our social system.

Prescription politics: Surge in drug prices follows Republican Medicare Part D program

Two recent studies have shown that prescription drug prices rose significantly during the first quarter of the year.

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Child poverty: U.S. leads industrialized nations with appallingly high rates

Government policies, such as tax policy and transfers, have the potential to greatly reduce high child poverty rates that would otherwise prevail if left solely to the market incomes families receive from work and other sources. The anti-poverty effectiveness of such policies varies considerably across countries.

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International month of action set for Cuban Five

The hurricane season is under way and Cuba once again finds itself in the eye of a political storm. While five Cuban political prisoners languish in U.S. jails waiting to hear the decision of a counter-appeal lodged with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta last September, the Bush administration released a second report from the so-called Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba.

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NLRB feels street heat

The streets outside the National Labor Relations Board office in Washington were sizzling, and it wasn’t just the July heat. For the first time in its 70-year history, the board was shut down for two hours July 13 as nine union and religious leaders, backed by 1,500 labor supporters, blocked traffic outside

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