Opinion

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An urgent call: Hire the unemployed to help clean up the mess left by Sandy

New York  and surrounding areas are in crisis after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and it's time to hire the unemployed to help!

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Native American joblessness is slow genocide

Small wonder that U.S. Native peoples are beset with a blistering, hideous panoply of social and health ills hardly seen elsewhere in this world. Unemployment kills!

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Documenting the disaster

"Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" is an examination of endless heartbreak and the clinging to the slender thread of hope.

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Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.

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A right-wing apologist in sheep’s clothing

David Brooks positions himself as an above-the-fray "moderate," but the reality is otherwise.

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How to save America's postal service

Sen. Bernard Sanders' bill is the way to go. Competing legislation that dismantles the USPS, fires workers, closes centers, slows the mail or trashes union contracts, these are not.

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Expect a bitter fight on the budget

Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.

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Getting off capitalism’s treadmill

The 1 percent not only made their way through the Great Recession, but also enriched themselves many times over.

 

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