Opinion

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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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The U.S. and Iraq: what now?

Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?

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July 26, Cuba: absolved by history

July 26, 1953 was the start of the movement to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista -- and the Cuban Revolution.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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