Opinion

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A question of values

It is important to take a look at them and their Republican cohorts to see what they are up to and what they really want.

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

Right wing nuts are slipping in the polls

Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.

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Ohio tea party rep needs history lesson

Tea party leaders and the ultra-right need a lesson in history when it comes to our Founding Fathers who were  not only revolutionaries in deed, but many held far-reaching democratic ideas that the tea-baggers would denounce as "socialist."

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Tea party movement's new politics: dangerous shape-shifting

The usual norms of political discourse would emphasize a party's ability to ask pertinent questions and provide salient answers; to probe facts, poll members and seek solutions based largely on consensus or majority sentiment. Today's politics seem based on contradiction, on a party-constituency dynamic that turns the norms of political discourse on its head.

What we can learn from the elections

The  "tea party movement" is neither "populist," or new; nor was it as I see it, a major factor inthe GOP victory. So what was?

Constitutional amendment for right to work needed

Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.

Election stakes couldn't be higher

Just like they did when President Obama was running  for the White House, the Republican/ tea party candidates are throwing the kitchen sink again at Democrats

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Alaska tea party candidate: a study in contradictions

Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.

Tea party wins could kill GOP hopes of re-taking Senate

Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware primary election Sept. 14, jeopardizing GOP chances of taking over the Senate.

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