Opinion

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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.

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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