Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.


Sitting out the elections? Think again

Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!


Status quo is unsustainable, and dangerous

We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.


Alaska tea party candidate: a study in contradictions

Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.


Reform, the mid-term elections and the fight for power

If we don't objectively understand our - and our enemies' - strengths and weaknesses, how can we understand which terrain of struggle is most conducive to victory or defeat?


Christian Coalition bears false witness

It appears that the Christian Coalition forgot the Eighth Commandment, the one that bans lying and perjury.

Ginning up racism: its winners and losers

Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?

Dems keep House and Senate!

New polls show a much closer race in November.

Lying politicians and the thing that counts

With the 2010 midterm elections right around the corner it is important to understand two things: first, politicians will lie, and second, governing is much more difficult than opposing.


Health care law includes no lifetime limits

Perhaps the most important piece of the new health care law that kicked in Sept. 23  is no more lifetime coverage caps.

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