Opinion

Not everybody is sacrificing: In Kentucky the rich take care of their own

The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system  is alive in Kentucky.

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Simple solutions for deficits and debt

A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!

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GE, capitalist icon, teams up with Obama - why?

The addition of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to the third top Obama administration position on economic policy tells an important tale.

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.

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Hire the unemployed to meet the snow emergency

It’s time to hire the unemployed at union wages - start with laid off public workers - and help save lives and clean up this mess.

GOP economic plans signal class war on working families

Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.

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What happened to the War on Poverty?

With the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the passing of Sargent Shriver, a foot soldier in the War on Poverty, recently, I have been reading about the early 1960s and listening to speeches by King and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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State of the Union and openings for progress

The president's State of the Union speech provided openings and challenges for the labor and people's movements on jobs and economic security, peace and democratic rights.

On lessons of New Deal, GOP fails miserably

The New Deal economic recovery programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s showed how to solve economic crises without resorting to war.

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Spin, baby, spin: Connecticut debates wind turbines

Connecticut prepares for debate between "Drill, baby, drill" or "Spin, baby, spin," wind turbines vs. fossil fuels.

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