Opinion

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How to save America's postal service

Sen. Bernard Sanders' bill is the way to go. Competing legislation that dismantles the USPS, fires workers, closes centers, slows the mail or trashes union contracts, these are not.

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Expect a bitter fight on the budget

Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.

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Getting off capitalism’s treadmill

The 1 percent not only made their way through the Great Recession, but also enriched themselves many times over.

 

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What does the future hold for disabled Americans like me?

The challenges people with disabilities like me face every day at home, at work and in school are everywhere.

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The human dimension of long-term joblessness

Millions are still out of work or underemployed, and our economy isn't anywhere near full capacity.

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Republicans cover their fiscal irresponsibility with Detroit's money

While banks, auto companies and the state of Michigan itself have all been bailed out with taxpayer money, Detroit has not received bailouts from anybody

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Putting the Occupy movement in historical perspective

 

Indeed there is civil unrest! Workers cry out for justice, as workloads grow and wages stagnate while owners' profits soar, as jobs are sent overseas.

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Wall Street wants to “occupy” Detroit’s finances

Given the revenue streams that go straight to Wall Street from Detroit, it is not far off to characterize any emergency financial manager as a Wall Street financial dictator.

Poverty is up and guess what? Corporate taxes are down

As the deadline for the Senate super committee draws nearer two new studies highlight what's at stake.

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Occupy: embrace the new, build the movement

This is a volatile moment: The class struggle is intensifying and the outcome is still to be decided. The battle is for  the future of our democracy, economy, and country.

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