Opinion

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Grappling with cuts when Democrats are in charge

In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?

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Elizabeth Warren falls on her sword

Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.

Majority favors taxing rich, ending war to cut deficit

The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.

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Does it matter which party wins?

Like others, I'm disappointed with some of the administration's policies over the past two years - but I'm mindful of the main stragetic question for class and democratic struggles.

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Bernie Sanders goes into action for real shared sacrifice

Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches campaign to push for jobs

The "Speak out for Good Jobs Now" initiative will feature public hearings where workers will voice their concerns and ideas about the economy.

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Gloomy about the economy? The solution is stimulating

Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.

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Republicans take aim at early voting

Early voting, a key element in President Barack Obama's victory in 2008, is under fierce attack by the Republican Party.

Jim Crow move over, the Wisconsin GOP is here

Voters will for the first time be required to show photo identification this summer in recall elections seeking to unseat several Republican legislators.

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Labor independence: Not much to do with a party label

A recent article by Mike Elk illustrates what is wrong with too much of the left's thinking on labor today.

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