Opinion

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Let's get positive, and win

The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.

Time to act for jobs is now, no excuses

Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.

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A tip for Joe the machinist: Watch your back

A Labor Day reflection: Corporate America no longer even pays lip service to the importance of encouraging hard work and skill.

Hoping for an audacious jobs proposal Mr. President

As we approach Labor Day, 2011, the three biggest concerns on the minds of the American people are jobs, jobs and jobs.

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Michigan Republicans cut welfare and twist Bible

Michigan's Republican dominated state Legislature passed a lifetime limit on welfare benefits expected to cast 11,000 families off the welfare rolls on Oct. 1 - including more than 29,700 children.

"Small government" ideas promote big business practices

In April 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates.

15 years after welfare “deform”

Aided by a Republican Congress and bitterly divided Democratic Party, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.

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A few facts about Rick Perry’s Texas

Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.

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