Opinion

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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The limits of charity

I believe in charity, but it is no substitute for government resources and policies. That's why I urge people to support change agents.

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In Ferguson, a prosecutor manipulates the justice system to prevent indictment

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.

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“With liberty and justice for all someday”

I don't know about you, but over the last few years I've become more aware of patriotic expression in our public life.

We honor you for your work

"We honor your work" describes a view that the production of goods and services is the result of people making a daily sacrifice so that modern civilization can exist.

President Obama on immigration: How we got here and what's next?

Some categories not covered by the executive order need to be brought out of the shadows, perhaps under another order in the future.

Turning Ferguson outrage into united action for justice

Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.

Op-Ed roundup: Failure of Republicans to act is why Obama must

The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.

Nuclear deal with Iran would be historic achievement

Like all compromises, there may be parts of this deal that some Americans may like and others may not like.

Wanted: an economy that puts people first

I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.