Opinion

New poll: Americans disagree with Republicans on Social Security, Medicare

The Republican leadership is setting itself up on a crash course with the sentiments of the American people - Democrats, independents and Republicans alike, according to a just-released poll.

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Timely reading: “Engels, A Revolutionary Life”

The book has romance, adventure and a touch of intrigue.

Wisconsin and beyond: the conflict is irreconcilable

Wisconsin, joined by other states, is ground zero of an irreconcilable conflict over the role of government.

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Richard Wright: a great peoples artist and journalist

It is time to restore Richard Wright's place fully as a major people's artist and ground breaking journalist of the 20th century.

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GE, capitalist icon, teams up with Obama - why?

The addition of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to the third top Obama administration position on economic policy tells an important tale.

GOP economic plans signal class war on working families

Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.

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Obama, triangulation and what’s our job for 2012

For Obama, triangulation makes sense, and focusing criticism on it instead of on putting together the grassroots structures for us to win in 2012 is a dead end.

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Thank goodness for the GOP

I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.

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Two ‘Gangs’ of San Francisco keep radical spirit alive

Friends and comrades who've met over 25 years.

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Cruelty haunts the halls of Congress

"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.

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