Opinion

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Public spending at issue as G-20 meets

TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.

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NYC: No need for budget cuts; tax the rich

Reading the news, one could be forgiven for believing the false notion that there is too little money in the state of New York.

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We gotta have park

What's happening to my neighborhood Bronx park  is just a tiny part of the catastrophe that's in the works when it comes to the public places where working-class people relax, play and enjoy nature.

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On public sector unions: A reply to Mort Zuckerman

Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.

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Save public libraries

Full disclosure: I LOVE books. I love the way they look stacked on shelves and scattered on my bedside table.

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Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.

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Rethinking national security

Last week President Obama signed a military spending bill that begins to turn our nation in a new, better direction. But there is a long way to go.

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