Opinion

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An unhappy anniversary of Citizens United

Mid-January of 2014 marks the unhappy fourth anniversary of one of the defining moments in U.S. politics. No, not an election, but a court ruling.

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The stakes for workers' rights in 2014

We are now in the midst of a full-fledged class war against America's working people. Those directly firing the shots at the U.S. working class are an array of state lawmakers bought and paid for by powerful right wing groups.

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Workers win in Tuesday elections

On Tuesday, Nov. 5 workers and their allies achieved important victories in elections in New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and New York.

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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Sandinistas, de Blasio, and American democracy

Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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NY Post endorsement of Lhota so outlandish, it's crazy

The NY Post endorsement is so outlandish and ridiculous that no one with any sense would want to vote for any candidate the Post would endorse.

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Big business behind Rick Perry's push in Missouri

Rick Perry, the right-wing Republican governor of Texas, is running TV and radio ads - backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce - attacking the Democratic governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon.

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Supreme racism tramples democracy in voting rights

The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.

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