Opinion

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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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Will Obama get on the bus for federal action to create jobs?

President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

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Youth: What the hell are we fighting for?

With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.

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Debt deal: Time for diplomacy is over

The Republicans are no ordinary opposition party with whom the Democrats can have amicable differences. They are racist, anti-labor, anti-democratic extremists, beholden to fascist-minded billionaires.

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Jobs with Justice: Now more than ever

Jobs with Justice enters its 25th year facing incredible challenges. In the wake of the just agreed to debt ceiling fight the whole working class faces even greater attack and pain.

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Tea party takes America hostage on debt

The debt ceiling crisis is the latest in a series of hostage crises instigated by the extreme right wing.

Letter from a reader: Freedom means choice

One peoplesworld.org reader writes from Louisiana, land of the blues, on unemployment, ballot choices and getting a tax break for yachts.

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