Opinion

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Prosperity Santa or austerity Grinch?

If you want Obama to pass the "Lincoln test" and choose Santa over the Grinch, better get busy.

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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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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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Crumbling bridges, rotting pipes and a jobless economy

A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

What we can learn from the elections

The  "tea party movement" is neither "populist," or new; nor was it as I see it, a major factor inthe GOP victory. So what was?

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.

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