Opinion

GOP blackmail: a view from West Virginia

It beats me what is really going through the minds of the House Republicans. I am inclined to conclude it's sewage.

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Bipartisan fetish will kill Medicare

Medicare, from its inception, has been under attack by the private, profit-hungry insurance industry and the political far right.

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President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.

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Republican senator admits that latest GOP filibuster was sabotage

The GOP vote against President Obama's nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Board was to sabotage the agency.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly on Wall Street

Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking about the rest of us.

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Class warfare: what goes around comes around

The Republican Party is excoriating everyone from the president to the occupiers of cities around the country for fanning the flames of "class warfare."

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W.Va. Democrat Tomblin beats back right wing in governor's race

The tally in the low turnout election was just under 50 percent for Tomblin, 47.5 percent for Republican drilling executive Bill Maloney, with the remainder going for Mountain Party candidate.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.

Time to act for jobs is now, no excuses

Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.

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