Opinion

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Saber rattling over Ukraine needs to stop

Columnists and U.S. senators alike have called upon the Obama administration to come up with billions of dollars to bolster an unelected government in Kiev that is led by various stripes of ultra rightists, including fascists.

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African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress

Remarks by Jarvis Tyner, national vice chairman of the CPUSA, in a recent teleconference call that was part of the preparations for the coming 30th convention of the party this June in Chicago.

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An unhappy anniversary of Citizens United

Mid-January of 2014 marks the unhappy fourth anniversary of one of the defining moments in U.S. politics. No, not an election, but a court ruling.

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Obamacare: Grumbling is not enough

It is amazing how fast momentum can shift in politics. And it usually happens for reasons that could not have been predicted.

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Senate curbs filibusters in blow against GOP "pirates"

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Democrats, fed up with endless Republican obstructionism, voted to end filibusters on nearly all presidential nominees.

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Uncovering the truth about the JFK assassination

The search for the truth is interwoven with the people's movement to defend and expand our democracy and democratic institutions and to defeat right-wing extremism and corporate power that seeks to undermine it.

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The stakes for workers' rights in 2014

We are now in the midst of a full-fledged class war against America's working people. Those directly firing the shots at the U.S. working class are an array of state lawmakers bought and paid for by powerful right wing groups.

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Austerity debate remains unresolved after shutdown drama

There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy. 

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Shutdown: New phase in a very American coup

They didn't wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup.

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Is right-wing extremism the new norm?

You've probably seen or heard of protests against the affordable health care act, against raising the minimum wage, against marriage equality, and more than anything against stronger gun laws.

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