Opinion

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10 years later, Iraq war holds big lessons

President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.

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Cancel sequester now!

The term "sequester" hides from Americans the damage being wrought by a GOP-led Congress bent on slashing programs that help poor and working-class people.

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Obama, coalition politics, and the struggle for reforms

Coalition politics and reform struggles are anything but pure; they are, by nature, a polyglot; an uneasy amalgamation of disparate forces.

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Recess appointments are welcome start to 2012

President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.

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The Strauss-Kahn dismissal: Blaming the victim, again

For a while, it looked like the victim might have her day in court, and win justice.

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Eric Cantor's ugly ransom

There can be no political or moral justification for holding ransom disaster relief money for the people of Joplin, Mo.

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

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Mergers harm democracy

AT&T announced its intentions to buy T-Mobile. What is to be expected from such a mega-merger?

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The two Koreas: new approach needed

The hostilities between North and South Korea are dangerous and could escalate with more tragic consequences.

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That's capitalism: the super rich pay zero U.S. taxes

Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.

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