Opinion

Defend the democratic coalition

Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.

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Stock market gets giddy over Massachusetts

The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.

The Obama challenge to the banks

The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.

Setting the record straight

Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.

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Mass. confusion

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.

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2010 elections key to building a green, demilitarized economy

In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.

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.

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Some folks are starting to panic

Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.

Beyond rebel flags and pickup trucks

Opinion It was too bad that Dr. Dean backed away from his stated desire to become the candidate of the bubbas sporting rebel flags in their pickup trucks.

Breakthrough and peril for the Green Party

Opinion Up against the campaign of a wealthy businessman who outspent him nearly 10-to-1, a strong progressive candidate nearly won the [Dec. 9] runoff election to become San Francisco’s mayor.

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