Opinion

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.

 

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

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The Jewish New Year and political vampires

This may be a good time to think about repairing frayed relationships, taking a long view of our movement's needs and the struggle for peace and justice.

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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days: new style, same substance

After 100 days on the job, new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting his administration's first accomplishments. The impression is one of boldly charting a new course of change.

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It’s complicated: President Obama and mass movement building

The building of a mass movement on the scale of the 1930s or 1960s is a complicated process, despite the many-sided problems today's movement has the potential to eclipse them.

Senator Sanders got it right

The passage of the debt ceiling bill marks a dangerous moment for the workers movement in this country.

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Tea party takes America hostage on debt

The debt ceiling crisis is the latest in a series of hostage crises instigated by the extreme right wing.

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Harry Potter and the tide of history

Viewing the story only as a well-written parable of becoming an adult misses a lot - humanity itself came of age in the 20th century.

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

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