Opinion

Mixed results in off-year election

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.

Keep pushing

The people are not buying the false notion that so-called "free market" is the answer to all their problems.

Deficit lies

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.

Generals aren't in charge

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.

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We want our money back

In a true democracy the finance industry would be the servant of the Main Street economy, not its master.

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Needed: Jobs

Two hundred fifty billion dollars budgeted for the Wall Street bailout has gone unused, the media reported this week.

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Problem is ‘private option’

If ever there was an argument for strong government action to guarantee health care for all it is the outrageous threat by the insurance industry that it will massively increase premium rates if it does not get its way on the health care bills now before Congress.

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The choice of Rio de Janeiro

Chicago didn't get the 2016 Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, did.

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A good direction on Iran

On Oct. 1 in Geneva, the U.S. engaged in the first direct talks with Iran in 30 years, the ultimate outcome remains to be seen, but it was a step in the right direction.

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Making a nuclear-free world

Concrete steps are needed to remove the nuclear threat.

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