Opinion

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Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.

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Only one place to cut: Pentagon

There is a smart, good, and doable solution. We must move the money to invest in programs that will create jobs and turn the economy around.

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Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.

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Jobs report indicates "more work" needed

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its employment report for February. The 236,000 new jobs might have been "better than expected," but are still inadequate.

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Paul Ryan's Pell Grant cuts are unjust, misguided

In a time where tuition and books costs are strangling many low-income and working class students, why are we cutting when we should be funding this vital program?

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Demand Congress cut the military budget

Congressional Republicans are attempting to undo cuts to the military budget. You can take action.

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Holiday message: The unemployed need you!

We would have liked to print a happy message in this space, filled with good news and wishes for all of you to have a fantastic holiday season.

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Tea party takes America hostage on debt

The debt ceiling crisis is the latest in a series of hostage crises instigated by the extreme right wing.

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Texas legislature finally finishes, leaving trail of wreckage

That long loud shrieking shudder you heard on June 29 was the entire population of Texas breathing their sigh of relief; the legislature had finally ended its reign of terror and gone home!

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Thank goodness for the GOP

I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.

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