Opinion

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

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GOP insincerity shows when it comes to the environment

Private sector jobs are important, but our democratic rights are more important.

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Does the GOP hate women?

Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

Choosing common sense over lunacy

Millions were horrified when the tea party audience shouted "yeah" and cheered at the suggestion that a sick man with no health insurance should be allowed to die.

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The Republicans' intergalactic adventures

The GOP presidential candidates proffered a free-market fairy tale straight from their alternate universe.

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Herman Cain’s peculiar politics

Perhaps in an effort to show off his conservative potential, Cain has made a string of controversial comments.

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Elizabeth Warren falls on her sword

Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.

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Eric Cantor: GOP drama queen with an agenda

Cantor's most cruel political grandstanding came after the terrible tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., killing and injuring hundreds this year. Cantor proclaimed that he would block all federal relief funding for the suffering people of Joplin until Democrats agreed to cut a similar amount from the budget.

Debt-ceiling showdown: a test of sanity

The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.

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