Opinion

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GOP strategy: Tune out, turn off, drop out

The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.

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Sandinistas, de Blasio, and American democracy

Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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Who should be the next Fed chair?

If it were my decision, first I would try to talk Ben Bernanke out of leaving, since he is the closest thing to a "Depression scientist" that has ever been in the job.

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Ingredients for a movement that can transform our country

How do we accelerate this transition from a movement with transformative potential to a movement with transformative power and capacity?

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European Social Contract betrayed

The austerity regimes imposed on the European working class have resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties .

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Of rhinos and candidates

Readers may be interested to know that a female black rhinoceros played an important part in the struggle to clean up corrupt elections in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1958.

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Fascism defeated 68 years ago; will it return?

On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.

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The last mainstream intellectual defense of austerity crumbles

In 2010, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (know in the econ trade as "R & R") released a paper, "Growth in a Time of Debt."

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