Opinion

Thank you, Governor Walker

It's time for progressives to take a moment to join together in offering Gov. Walker thanks.

The government hostage crisis

What to do in a hostage crisis? Sometimes it seems there are no good choices. Giving in to the demands may save the hostage's life for now, but it encourages the terrorist to try again.

New Yorkers play their part in national upsurge

The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.

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Make Wall Street pay

A statewide coalition of union and community groups in Connectticut has formed to demand that Bank of America  contribute its fair share to the state's economy.

A lot at stake for immigrant rights on Nov. 2

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

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Glenn Beck rally: sound and fury, signifying ...

The much vaunted "Restoring Honor" rally, hosted by Fox News' Glenn Beck, promoted 24/7 on that station and others, and bankrolled by far-right billionaires, drew an estimated 87,000 people, according to CBS News.

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Immigration: How not to make legislative concessions

The Senate yesterday to throw $600 more into the useless and hopeless project of "sealing" the U.S.-Mexican border.  What a waste!

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Republican Party excites scientific community

(Satire) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month could lead to evidence that would further validate the theory of evolution.

Health care reform: One battle won, more battles to come

The signing into law of the new health care reform package has all the earmarks of a historic victory in more ways than one.

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