May

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Traveling the road away from war

A fascinating drama took place in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, as the Republican leadership refused to allow a vote on an amendment to the 2013 Defense Authorization Act.

The euro and European disintegration: Should we care?

The EU set up a monetary union, but it needs a political union based on the empowerment of working people, not just bankers, to survive this crisis.

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Republicans show they don’t care about Women’s Health Week

The theme of this year's Women's Health Week is "It's Your Time." The aim is to empower women "to make their health a top priority."

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U.S. policy blamed for keeping American in Cuban jail

Cuba's ambassador to the U.S. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor currently serving a 15-year sentence in that island nation.

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The year 2047: a postman's nightmare

I often wonder how this could have happened to this once great nation.

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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Jungleland? New Orleans community activist rejects NY Times depiction of Ninth Ward

"Contrary to the NY Times, residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness and we don't live in a forgotten wasteland."

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Obama advances new civil rights revolution

President Barack Obama: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

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Supreme Court “rogues’ gallery”: another reason why 2012 matters

For millions of Americans, the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court may not register as a priority, or even as a passing concern.

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Justice for black farmers has May 11 deadline

The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.

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