Opinion

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Young Latino voters -- an emerging giant

"The Emerging Hispanic Electorate: The Young Giant Awakens," a survey of 1,500 Hispanics, ages 16 to 29, has just been released by Democracia, and contains both good and bad news for big and little "d," democratic politics.

Look who’s getting Wall Street’s campaign cash

While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.

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Capitalism: Big surprises in recent polls

According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Is Rand Paul,  a: prejudiced,  b: a chauvinist,  c: a racist?

Why the Democratic majority will grow in 2010

In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as "slipping," "imperiled," and even "doomed" in their headlines.

Unemployment, the November elections and the left

What I'd like to see: more progressive candidates challenging the Blue Dogs and Republicans this fall, and a radical left-democratic national electoral agenda.

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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