The 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place this past weekend, showed the nation two things: the right-wing fringe, while still small, has become more activist and, secondly, it has become even more extreme. It was more than tinged with fascist ideology. The conference embraced it.
Whether or not Martha Coakley wins the Senate seat today in Massachusetts, the battle for the interpretation of what it all means is already underway.
There are millions of unemployed ready to go to work today. The only missing element is someone to hire them.
With its Dec. 19, 2009, newprint edition, the People's World and Mundo Popular will say goodbye to one era and say hello to another.
Children go hungry throughout the United States, the richest country in the world. What is it about capitalism - or the so-called "free enterprise" system - that it does not fulfill such a basic need: adequate food?
The bad news for Democrats early on election night, the loss of the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, was offset by the news in special congressional races.
The people are not buying the false notion that so-called "free market" is the answer to all their problems.
The Republican attacks on extending the economic stimulus, on universal health care, on climate change legislation and financial reform all make reference to the exploding deficit and to the burden an immense debt may place on succeeding generations.
Recently the Republicans, determined to escalate the war in Afghanistan, have insisted that Gen. McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, be called in to testify before Congress.
In a true democracy the finance industry would be the servant of the Main Street economy, not its master.