Opinion

Constitutional amendment for right to work needed

Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.

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Election 2010: Right-wing glow will be brief

Don't be surprised when many who voted for the Republicans become disillusioned with their policies, and on this ground a bigger and broader people's movement will emerge.

Times Square bomber trial shows Constitution still works

The trial of Faisal Shahzad shows military tribunals are not only harmful but unnecessary.

Ginning up racism: its winners and losers

Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?

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Health care law includes no lifetime limits

Perhaps the most important piece of the new health care law that kicked in Sept. 23  is no more lifetime coverage caps.

The departure of Lawrence Summers and the fight for jobs

Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.

October 2 and its significance

Initiatives from above are important, but they cannot substitute for mass organization, action and unity at the grassroots level, with the working class at the core.

Not so simple

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be guilty of overstatement, but smart people will cull the grain of truth from his remarks.

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Immigration: How not to make legislative concessions

The Senate yesterday to throw $600 more into the useless and hopeless project of "sealing" the U.S.-Mexican border.  What a waste!

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GOP blocks bills, drawing Obama ire

The Senate today set the stage to finally provide much needed aid to states to avoid teacher and other public employee layoffs, but only two Republicans voted for the measure.

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