Opinion

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Debt deal is bad for America

The debt deal is a bad deal for the American people and the economy.

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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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Debt-ceiling disaster postponed - but not for long

The threat of default may have beeb averted, but working people will lose MORE ground.

Debt-ceiling struggle: time to look deeper

Even if a deal is struck at the last minute, or if President Obama raises the debt ceiling on his own, this controversy reveals a system in serious need of repair.

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Holding Americans hostage

The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.

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Debt-ceiling deals: Turning away from prosperity to austerity

The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.

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Grappling with cuts when Democrats are in charge

In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?

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Debt-ceiling showdown, Republican stand collapsing, now what?

Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?

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Are republics democratic?

If we live in a country where some citizens' votes count more than others - in other words, in which "one person, one vote" is really not the standard - how can we claim to be a real democratic state? At best we have a limited and imperfect democracy.

Republicans’ extortion needs a resounding “No”

A two-part response is needed to Eric Cantor and his fellow Republicans.

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