Opinion

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“The Backlash”: eye-opening field trip to the far right

"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.

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When Republicans ruled: a 2010 voter guide

Let's not condemn ourselves to repeat the past because of short-term memory loss.

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Sitting out the elections? Think again

Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!

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Common ground, One Nation: who could argue with that?

Participants in Saturday's rally took one step in the right direction, towards a conversation that acknowledges our commonality and ceaseless interdependence with one another.

Immigrants as scapegoats - a recurrent right-wing tactic

Immigrants have been a perennial scapegoat of the right-wing.

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One Nation vs. Restoring Honor: how do you measure success?

There's more than one way to judge a rally's success.

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Christian Coalition bears false witness

It appears that the Christian Coalition forgot the Eighth Commandment, the one that bans lying and perjury.

Tea party trying to take New York with a baseball bat

NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.

October 2 and its significance

Initiatives from above are important, but they cannot substitute for mass organization, action and unity at the grassroots level, with the working class at the core.

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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