Opinion

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The rising medical debt crisis

Hundreds of thousands of laid off and discharged workers have lost their health insurance as a result of the current depression, resulting in an alarming jump in the amount of medical debt.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

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The great conspiracy

While I am not a great believer in grand conspiracy theories, I have a serious conspiracy theory about what is going on behind the façade of U.S. politics.

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Fighting racism: a must for victory in November

The political terrain is treacherous and corporate money is flooding into right-wing Super PACS waging a racist, scorched earth policy against President Barack Obama.

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War on women extends to workplaces

There are disturbing trends regarding war on women and the workplace, especially public sevtor workers, including teachers, and hotel and hospitality workers in the private sector.

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Ryan budget: A nightmare in the making

House Republicans approved a budget that is far worse than any reasonable person could, up to now, have imagined would ever come out of a U.S. Congress.

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Path to victory in 2012

Just consider the track record of the Grand Old Party over the last few months:

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Senate leader Mitch McConnell: Marijuana use risks death

Has Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell been watching too many reruns of Reefer Madness?

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Will Arizona move left in 2012?

The 2012 elections are an opportunity to turn things around in Arizona.

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Olympia Snowe preaches wrong lesson about her departure

Senate members, she went on to say, don't appreciate that "there is not only strength in compromise, courage in conciliation and honor in consensus."

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