Opinion

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Unions blast flood of corporate campaign cash

With the U.S. political system inundated by a flood of unchecked, uncontrollable corporate campaign cash funneled through unaccountable political campaign finance committees, unions blasted the tide of contributions.

GOP prez candidates help themselves on taxes

If it weren't so shameful it would almost be funny.

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Winners and losers in South Carolina

While Gingrich won, the concerns of the American people were the biggest losers.

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A few thoughts on the Occupy movement

The Occupy movement has left a distinct mark on the political landscape, yet what direction it will choose to go in is still unclear.

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Lessons from the grassroots for 2012

Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.

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Change comes from the bottom up

The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.

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Political power comes from using hard-won freedoms

Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.

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The ANC at 100

Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.

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Recess appointments are welcome start to 2012

President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.

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Sen. Kirk: Quit obstructing job creation, jobless benefit extension

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.

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