Opinion

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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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Obama, triangulation and what’s our job for 2012

For Obama, triangulation makes sense, and focusing criticism on it instead of on putting together the grassroots structures for us to win in 2012 is a dead end.

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Job loss not so bad?

Most people would assume that losing your job would have grave psychological effects, but a recent study claims otherwise - what's up with that?

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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