Opinion

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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Sandinistas, de Blasio, and American democracy

Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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NY Post endorsement of Lhota so outlandish, it's crazy

The NY Post endorsement is so outlandish and ridiculous that no one with any sense would want to vote for any candidate the Post would endorse.

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Big business behind Rick Perry's push in Missouri

Rick Perry, the right-wing Republican governor of Texas, is running TV and radio ads - backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce - attacking the Democratic governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon.

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Supreme racism tramples democracy in voting rights

The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.

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New York mayoral race: look at social forces behind candidates

The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.

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With unity, New Yorkers could elect mayor for the “99 percent”

The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.

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Inaugural address was a massive unity rally

What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.

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The 2012 elections: Seasoned with salt

Salt, in moderation, improves the flavor of most foods. So too with politics. The victory of President Obama was decisive, and satisfying , because of some salt.

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