Opinion

Democratize the Federal Reserve Bank

Ben Bernanke should be replaced, and the Federal Reserve needs fixing to serve working people's needs.

The Obama challenge to the banks

The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.

Setting the record straight

Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

Reflections on some political and ideological questions today

The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.

Early lessons from 2009

A year ago, we said that the country was entering an era of democratic reform and that the same coalition that defeated the right in the 2008 elections would drive the process going forward.

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Jobs, not bombs

President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan has generated skepticism and dismay among his supporters. And rightly so.

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Of tea partiers and tax revolters, who benefits?

WASHINGTON (PAI) -You don't have to dig particularly deep, in the United States today, to find some striking similarities between today's virulently anti-Obama "Tea Party" crowd - and the pols like Sarah Palin who egg them on - and the media darlings who birthed the "Tax Revolt" phenomenon back in the late 1970s.

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Why an Afghan surge will fail

Before buying into an escalataion strategy, the Obama administration should spend some time examining the August 12 battle of Dananeh.

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Thanks for fighting, more nuance needed and other letters to the editor

Thanks for fighting. Here is a photo of Leo Munoz of Congressman Charlie Gonzales' office accepting boxing gloves to keep on fighting for health care.

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