Opinion

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Say no to GOP ploy on payroll tax cuts

If Congress doesn't move and renew jobless benefits by Feb. 29, millions of workers and their families will drown in a sea of worry, debt, foreclosure, homelessness and perhaps even worse.

What do trade deals have to do with the Occupy movement?

What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?

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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.

Ban discrimination against the unemployed

President Obama's American Jobs Act contains an important provision outlawing discrimination against the unemployed.

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Youth: What the hell are we fighting for?

With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.

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"The Company Men": It's tough for bosses

The story of a laid-off worker would have made a much better movie than this one,  about three executives dealing with unemployment.

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Cruelty haunts the halls of Congress

"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.

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Unemployed workers face the Grinch

As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Unemployed Man!

Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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