February

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The “choice” myth about sexual orientation

Since the advent of the gay rights movement, gay and lesbian people have been bombarded by a myth.

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Truckers force port to talk and lawmakers to act

"They want to make the owners responsible for the equipment they (the truckers) use," Michaels explains.

What American workers can learn from Greek crisis

The situation in Greece is not unlike the dilemma facing workers in a multinational-owned factory that seems doomed to being moved overseas.

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Why are we still stuck with failed U.S. policy on Cuba?

And yet normalization of relations with Cuba seems dead in the water. What explains the tenacity of this retrograde policy?

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Movies you might have missed: "The Intruder"

A 30-year-old William Shatner presents a  convincing composite of a hatemonger: the consummate con man, full of easy charm and courtly manners that he uses to ingratiate himself with unsuspecting locals

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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.

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Grammys: prayer for Whitney, praise for Adele

The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.

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“A Separation”: revelatory film about life in contemporary Iran

The movie deserves its Oscar buzz as best foreign film. As with any good artistic experience, moviegoers are transformed as they watch.

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Mortgage agreement: a small step forward

Housing, labor, and civil rights advocates and elected officials are giving a thumbs up to the accord reached between 49 state attorneys general and banks involved in the mortgage crisis.

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Ballad for the Occupation: interview with Spencer Livingston

Spencer Livingston's "Occupy Wall Street" is a mellow, melodic meditation on the feelings of economic injustice that sparked the movement.

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