Opinion

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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Out of Afghanistan

The time has come to set a timetable for bringing our troops home.

Reclaiming a lost decade

The AFL-CIO’s recent report entitled “Young Workers: A Lost Decade” documents in no uncertain terms that young workers (defined as those 35 and under) are having more trouble than ever getting ahead financially.

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Memo for the G20

As you, the leaders of the G20, the world's "wealthy" nations, gather in Pittsburgh, some of you still debate whether to call the world economic crisis a "recession" or a "depression," and, whatever it is, whether it is ending.

 

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