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Corporations, 1 percenters and Republicans want to take America back. And by that, they mean all the way to the 1780s when wealthy white men controlled the nation. Because only they could vote. In the intervening 230 or so years, America became increasingly democratic, eventually awarding the...

Wear black on Saturday. It is Workers' Memorial Day, a time devoted to commemorating those killed on the job. A month later, on soldiers' Memorial Day, the nation will recognize those who sacrificed their lives for American ideals, for a nation's freedom. That ultimate gift is...

President Obama's 2011 income tax documents showed on Friday that he paid a significantly higher rate than the significantly richer Mitt Romney, highlighting the titanic level of tax shirking committed by far too many 1 percenters. President Obama paid 20.5 percent on earnings of $789,674. The...

The slaying of one Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, roiled anger and outrage in this country among citizens who believe the killing was unjust and unwarranted. Similarly, the torture and killing of one labor organizer in Bangladesh last week provoked an outcry there and a half-page...

Across America, people are dying for work. It's not because they're unemployed. It's because they work for corporations that don't care if they die. Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety...

There's just something about manufacturing. Ask Rosie the Riveter. Ask the computer geeks and artists across America who create "Hacker Space" workshops to help each other invent and fabricate to their imaginations' content. Yeah, it's cool to make stuff. The "maker," whether an inventor or engineer...

First, Republicans opposed extending the payroll tax cut that put an extra $20 a week in the pockets of 160 million working Americans. Next, they supported it. If the cost were offset the way they wanted. Even though Republicans previously had said that tax cuts never...

Americans love an underdog. Maybe it's an artifact of the American Revolution, when a rag-tag rabble of farmers and frontiersmen defeated the disciplined and well-provisioned military of the most powerful nation on earth. Even though the United States has usurped most powerful status, Americans still ally...

In America, when gangs of bullies torment school children, pushing them around and extorting their lunch money, parents know only one response effectively counters the abuse: confrontation. Running, whining, negotiating — none of that works. For the past year, since Republicans took the majority in the...

It wasn’t so much a vote as a proclamation of ideology last Thursday when Republicans filibustered Obama’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rebuff had nothing to do with the person, Richard Cordary, who even Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said appeared well qualified.  Rather,...