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Meet Sherry Wolf: Chicagoan, Socialist, Author, LGBT Activist

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At October's National Equality March for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Washington, DC, a tall, fit woman with a...

Doing Better Than Barack

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Recently, I feel transported back to the Clinton impeachment. You remember: a married man who received oral pleasure from someone other than his wife ...

Screw The View: Obama Should Appear on The Glenn Beck Show

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Gennet

The few million people tuning into Fox and tuning out any opposing take on reality are in dire need of a dose of actual discourse, not just one extremely slanted view.

A Socialist Revival in Los Angeles

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Rothman

The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.

The Unemployed Are Not Lazy, Republicans Are

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

From the right wing punditry to the Republicans in government, all conservatives are expounding the intellectual flatulence that "unemployment compensation makes people lazy."

Kibbutz Diary: Business savvy? These socialists have plenty

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Dagan

A few dozen socialists in the north of Israel met recently to raise glasses of wine and toast their latest business success. The residents of Kibbutz...

Tempest in a Tea Party

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Randall Amster

The teabaggers are such a self-parodying lot that all one really needs to do is let their own words do the talking. This is lowbrow comedy passing as politics, and we ought to consider laughing it all the way out the door.

Kibbutz Diary: Socialism for the 21st century

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Dagan

Israel was built in places like Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek, a hilly village whose roughly 1,000 residents share a view of the northern Jezreel Valley - a...

Goldman Sachs Robbed the EU By Way of Greece

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Someone will make money off of Greece's bailout or default, and you can bet that Goldman Sachs has shorted the Euro.

No Goldman at the End of the Rainbow?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Sigman

We now know that Goldman and other huge banks made multiple billions by financing financing -- as opposed to financing companies.

Health: American Return on Investment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al only gave me a day before he called back. "So what's the scoop on health care? Are Americans the best or the worst off? All this noise about the n...

Warning to Washington: Hands Off Our Oil Spill

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sandy Goodman

My solution is simple. Keep Uncle Sam's big, ugly hands off our oil spill. As Reagan once said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." Don't let them.

Reagan Was Wrong: The Nine Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I don't agree with Reagan. I'm not scared of the government trying to help. But I am terrified of an unfettered free market.

Health Care, Financial Reform and Democratic Momentum

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

With the midterm elections now less than seven months away, things look very different now than they did in January when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.

International Workers Day

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

So, this May Day, be revolutionary. At least once, say to someone -- even if that person is yourself -- "I am a worker, and proud of it."

Protect the Property of the Affluent, but Not the Health of the Less Affluent?

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's the old story of socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor.

Excerpts from conversations with my stockbroker, Al A Definite Short

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al recently called me up with an original pitch.

There You Go Again, Newt

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Gingrich's attempt to label Obama's administration a "secular socialist machine" has nothing to do with history and everything to do the kind of brass knuckle politics which will be his living legacy.

Another Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody can win the soul of the party because the party has no real soul. There are no real core principles to which the party ascribes either currently or historically. This is the nature of the Democratic Party.

My Bout with Socialist Medicine, British Style

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Schwartz

In a recent trip to England, I was struck by a severe case of sciatica. With excruciating pain, I was forced to face the nightmare of the National Health System.

July 4, 1776: The Birth of Socialism in America

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

You don't have to be a Palin to realize that "all men are created equal" sure sounds a lot like 'people deserve equal treatment in the eyes of the government.' And if THAT isn't socialism, I don't know what is.

Gray Matters -- Find the Marxist Socialism in Health Reforms

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Socialism means every provider in the health care system works for the government agency that runs the system. So let's examine the reforms, and see which ones, if any, are Marxist, socialist or in danger of destroying America.

Would Jesus Have Joined The Tea Party Movement?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is difficult to know whether or not the Tea Party Express is a grass roots creation, a production of Fox News or a concoction by a public relations firm to make money. But no matter its origins, it seems to have coalesced around some basic concepts.

Stop Hugo Chavez Before It's Too Late

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

And with Iran's documented exportation of terror into Latin America, Venezuela is Iran's ultimate forward base for that terror state's ambitions in Latin America.

Oklahoma to Sponsor Tea Party Militia?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The Tea Party has no right to intimidation and armed violence. The formation of a Tea Party Militia can be construed to serve no purpose other than that.