October

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Poem of the week: Pat Mora's "Legal Alien"

This poem, "Legal Alien," captures an important quality of our evolving and emerging multi-national, multi racial and multi-ethnic culture.

A lot at stake for immigrant rights on Nov. 2

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.

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When Republicans ruled: a 2010 voter guide

Let's not condemn ourselves to repeat the past because of short-term memory loss.

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In Illinois, vote "no" on recall and defend democracy

Proponents say the  constitutional amendment is an added check and balance. Sounds democratic, but is it really?

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Michelle Obama shows power of women's vote

A recent event with First Lady Michelle Obama was a reminder of how powerful the women's vote is, how hard the fight was to win it and why it's so important to use it.

Election stakes couldn't be higher

Just like they did when President Obama was running  for the White House, the Republican/ tea party candidates are throwing the kitchen sink again at Democrats

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"Social Network" is a must see

"The Social Network" highlights the positive and far-reaching aspects of the inevitable online revolution sweeping the world through Facebook. But the film also emphasizes the betrayal, greed, and lonely attributes that came to the network's creator along with the fame and glory.

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Right-wing dead serious about killing minimum wage

The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.

Patrick Toomey defends tax cuts for the rich

There are clear differences between the Democrats and Republicans in the Nov. 2 elections.

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Brown or Whitman? No contest

And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.

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