Opinion

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Texas legislature finally finishes, leaving trail of wreckage

That long loud shrieking shudder you heard on June 29 was the entire population of Texas breathing their sigh of relief; the legislature had finally ended its reign of terror and gone home!

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Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

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Leonard Weinglass, defender of civil rights, dies

All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass,  who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.

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What Frederick Douglass tells us about today

Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.

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The national debt: Another path is possible!

Making major cuts in military spending could not only make a major dent in the national debt, but would also save many lives and put our country on the road to a new international policy of cooperation and mutual problem solving.

 

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Murkowski returns: what it means for Alaska

Now that the far-right Joe Miller is out of the picture in Alaskan politics, the left has to pull together to push legislation toward supporting policies that stop the GOP agenda.

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A parting thought

With the end of the year fast approaching, I decided to join the pundits and leave one parting thought. So here goes!

Class warfare looms in 2011

We've already gotten a harbinger of the class warfare that the emboldened Republican right will wage against the people when the new Congress convenes in January.

Which way forward for the left

After the midterm election, there is a vigorous debate taking place among left and progressive people about which way forward. Here is a contribution from Communist Party leader Jarvis Tyner.

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