Opinion

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Senate hearings on Hagel were a disgrace

After the Senate hearingson President Obama's nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, several important points need to be made.

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Bernie Sanders, 2012, and fighting the oligarchy

Democracy was never a gift bestowed on the multitude by the top layers of our society, either at the country's founding or in its subsequent history.

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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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Mass. confusion

Whether or not Martha Coakley wins the Senate seat today in Massachusetts, the battle for the interpretation of what it all means is already underway.

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Politics and health care from the heartland

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."