Opinion

Reagan celebration: No mugs on Mount Rushmore, please

We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.

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Your mailman contemplates Obamacare

As this national debate plays out, I hope we all take some time to stop and really consider what kind of nation we want to leave our children.

GOP economic plans signal class war on working families

Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.

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UN human rights body should be defended

Like so many other initiatives of the tea party-infused Republican right, the push to leave - and even destroy - the Human Rights Council is wrong.

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The roots of Tucson

The violence in Tucson is also not an isolated incident. According to the last figures issued by the FBI, there were 8,336 victims of hate crimes committed by 6,225 people in 2009.

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State budget crises and Mr. Holland's sorrow

In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.

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Poem of the week: Emily Dickinson and the Republicans

The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives can be viewed, almost poignantly, as a death in the neighborhood, and Emily Dickinson provides a  commentary.

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Thank goodness for the GOP

I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.

Estate tax versus Woody Guthrie

Republicans demanded "liberalization" of the estate tax on inherited wealth as the second part of their payback to the rich ... what would Woody say?

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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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