Opinion

Class warfare looms in 2011

We've already gotten a harbinger of the class warfare that the emboldened Republican right will wage against the people when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Jobs summit 2.0

Because of corporate foot-dragging on jobs we think a White House summit with representatives of the nation's 26 million unemployed and underemployed workers is very much in order at this time.

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Making a judgment on the tax deal

Looking beneath the furor: what progressives should keep in mind about the tax and unemployment insurance deal.

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Party of the rich: it’s disgusting

Instead of GOP, Republicans deserve the nickname "ROP" - Rich Only Party, and here's why.

Jobless benefits vs. taxes: deal or no deal?

Having a showdown fight on taxes, when the workers have to take a big hit at the get-go, is an invitation to greater divisions.

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Cruelty haunts the halls of Congress

"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.

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Government wage freeze — a bad idea

Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea.  It's bad for the economy and  feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.

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Crumbling bridges, rotting pipes and a jobless economy

A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

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Austerity is wrong medicine for bleeding economy

What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.

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Organized jobless: a powerful force

At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.

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