Black-and-white TV

Forty-five short years ago I sat at my TV And in that grainy image, I witnessed tyranny.

Che reminds us why we fight

For months I couldn’t wait to finally see Steven Soderbergh’s four-hour, two-part epic “Che” about the heroic victories and military defeats of revolutionary guerilla fighter Ernesto Guevara.

Single-payer and the battle for health care

As the curtains close on an era of reactionary rule by the most right-wing elements of the capitalist ruling class, we progressives must assess what must be done in order to promote an agenda friendly to working people in this country. A chief and undisputable crisis facing everyone is the crumbling health care system.

Letters: Deliver mail, not fighter jets and more

Deliver mail, not fighter jets William Pomeroy On diplomacy ‘Cadillac Records’ review Fair treatment on immigration

Peanut butter crisis

Once again the Bush-stacked and -stymied Food and Drug Administration is asleep on the job in its duty to protect the people from poisoned foods and drugs. Salmonella-tainted peanut butter produced by Georgia-based Peanut Corporation of America has killed eight people and sickened 19,000, a majority of them children, in 43 states.

People Before Profits: Falling off a cliff

Last September, employment in the United States fell off a cliff. It is still falling. The economy had been losing jobs since the beginning of 2008, and the pace has been accelerating since the summer. Over the last three months, 1.8 million jobs were lost. That's an annual rate of 5 percent, the worst since 1975. Just under 3 million jobs were lost in all of 2008, but we are on track to beat that before June of this year.

Lincoln and Darwin: Bicentennial for two great emancipators

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, has been much on our minds recently as Barack Obama moved into the White House. Exactly 200 years after Lincoln’s birth, Obama’s presidency is one fulfillment of the work Lincoln started.

Not just a few rotten apples

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and other commentators have been having a field day with John Thain.

Obstructing labor

Senate Republicans and their Chamber of Commerce friends have drawn a battle line on President Obama’s choice for secretary of labor, Rep. Hilda Solis, delaying her confirmation in an effort to start a fight over the Employee Free Choice Act.

An extraordinary Black History Month

African American History Month is celebrated every February. It is always an important time to not only look back at how a courageous people made great strides towards freedom but also think about how to advance that struggle to new heights.

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