Opinion

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CEO thievery indicates need for new system

Mitt Romney said that his business experience would make him a good steward of the economy - maybe I'm missing something.

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Capitalism and unemployment

Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.

Socialist U.S.? Science says it can happen

A tiny minority can, by sticking to its principles, get the vast majority to come around to its way of thinking.

Debt-ceiling showdown: a test of sanity

The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.

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Kenneth Appelhans, fighter for working people, dies

Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.

Hospital ERs at market’s mercy

I've long been a firm believer in public health care for all. Why not? We've had hugely successful Social Security and Medicare for decades.

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Which way to socialism?

Hopefully, if asked about the road to socialism, people of socialist inclinations can give a better answer than two Mainers did to a lost traveler.

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What would U.S. socialism look like?

I am often asked thought-provoking questions about U.S. socialism and what it would look like. My reply is something like this.

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Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.

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Happy Easter: a new world is coming

The real message of Easter speaks powerfully to everyone, whatever their religious belief or unbelief.

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