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.

Get up, stand up, fight against the right

When I was young, I thought bullying was strictly an adolescent phenomenon. Was I wrong!

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Glenn Beck rally: sound and fury, signifying ...

The much vaunted "Restoring Honor" rally, hosted by Fox News' Glenn Beck, promoted 24/7 on that station and others, and bankrolled by far-right billionaires, drew an estimated 87,000 people, according to CBS News.

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Jeers to fat assets, cheers for action on jobs

Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.

Michigan governor race: Snyder the outsourcer vs. Bernero the fighter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In the race for the Michigan governor's job, the choice is simple.

Road trip in the heartland

My trip through the Great Plains was pretty tame compared to the travels of Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, but this gray-haired son did make a few observations along the way.

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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.

Marxism, truth, lies and politics

There are so many lies being churned out by the ultra-right corporate propaganda machine.

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Shining the light of “The New Colossus” into Arizona

Two things about immigration are assured this coming week.

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

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