Opinion

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Peace and Jobs: A Conversion Conversation

If we need to keep fossil fuel in the ground to reverse climate change, then people who dig and drill need something else to do to provide for their families.

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Flint's water crisis and the GOP's class war

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?

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What would happen if Bloomberg ran for president?

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and billionaire, is considering a run for the White House.

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Western lands and the “material out of which countries are made”

The people of the West have so far rebuffed the militias' agenda, for which the entire nation should be grateful. 

Harney County residents say go home Bundy

The Bundy-led right-wing militia grouplet has little support among local residents for their call to arms; they do not want them there.

Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new “patrimonial oligarchy”

The hateful and reactionary ideas of GOP candidates confront us with the danger we would face next November, were any one of them to be elected president.

Gun control alone can't curb violence

Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.

2015 “Are you serious?” awards

Each year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to individuals, companies, and governments that make following the news a daily adventure.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler dies at 93

"An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on."

Don't get caught up in the media's electoral name game

Don't make the mistake of thinking that who you vote for determines what you fight for. It's not about the person. It's about the people.