Opinion

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Ryan and Akin serve notice of imminent threat to democracy

Every inch of social progress secured in the course of struggle over the past several decades is subject to reversal in the event of a government takeover by the Republican Party.

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What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.

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Akin, Ryan, rape and Republican hypocrisy

Fierce opposition to women's reproductive rights, including the right to decide whether or not to bear a child, has been the agenda of the Republican Party for quite some time now.

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The meaning of Romney’s Ryan choice

The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.

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Being president takes more than a businessman

As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.

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National Lampoon's Romney vacation?

While Romney's camp calls his trip "a great success," it appears to have been anything but successful. In a trip that should have been a breeze, he has succeeded in angering our closest ally, as well as liberals and conservatives alike.

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Bernie Sanders, 2012, and fighting the oligarchy

Democracy was never a gift bestowed on the multitude by the top layers of our society, either at the country's founding or in its subsequent history.

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Study says race is driving voter ID laws

What is really behind the rash of new voter identification laws? We have available a scientific answer, one not distorted by political rhetoric or blatantly ridiculous reasons.

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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