Opinion

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Tea party's shutdown showdown could crash the economy

Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.

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Where is justice in cutting food stamps?

Of those receiving government help in the form of food stamps or the SNAP program, 76 percent are children, disabled, or elderly.

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Who should be the next Fed chair?

If it were my decision, first I would try to talk Ben Bernanke out of leaving, since he is the closest thing to a "Depression scientist" that has ever been in the job.

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New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.

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Ingredients for a movement that can transform our country

How do we accelerate this transition from a movement with transformative potential to a movement with transformative power and capacity?

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

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Austerity-to-prosperity lie based on "bogus math"

Republicans are committed to the belief that the only way out of the economic crisis is through austerity for the people. Clearly many Democrats as well buy into this profits-before-people policy.

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Jobs report indicates "more work" needed

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its employment report for February. The 236,000 new jobs might have been "better than expected," but are still inadequate.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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Immigration reform benefits country, economy

As President Barack Obama is sworn in, we should take this moment to consider how our country must achieve a common vision for America.

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