Opinion

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

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How would a Tea Party Congress govern?

A growing part of the 2010 mid-term election campaigning by labor and other progressive groups involves warning voters what life would actually be like if the Tea Party took over the Congress.

New York elections not just about Cuomo

Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.

Is this about immigration?

What's really behind the sudden and righteous-sounding call from the senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, to change the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?

GOP goes after kids and Constitution

A key amendment to the U.S. Constitution is in the cross hairs of a frightening Republican campaign.

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GOP blocks bills, drawing Obama ire

The Senate today set the stage to finally provide much needed aid to states to avoid teacher and other public employee layoffs, but only two Republicans voted for the measure.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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Relieve the unemployment pain now!

The reality is that unemployment insurance extension is one of the best things that can be done right now to help the economy. Contact your senators today.

Oops, they did it again

For all their presumed political prowess and message discipline, the Republicans have a habit of very bad timing when it comes to policy proposals.

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Support for the tea party weakens

The most important feature of last Tuesday's primary was not the anti-incumbent vote.

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