Opinion

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The Catholic sex abuse scandal: a victim’s view

When we think of Ireland we often think of green fields, but recent reports, commissioned by the government and running thousands of pages, of the behavior of the Catholic Church paint a much darker picture.

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Hot air, cold facts clash at Copenhagen climate meet

Sarah Palin, climate change "skeptics," Al Gore and an island nation that may disappear under the sea - all are weighing in as world leaders debate what to do about global warming.

The dynamics of health care reform

The current struggle for health care reform gives us a concrete glimpse of the contours, dynamics and complexities of the issue.

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Worker co-ops, the Blue Green Alliance and Mondragon

Are worker owned co-ops sponsored by Mondragon of Spain, the United Steel Workers (USW), and the Blue Green Alliance (BGA) the future of alternative energy production in the U.S.?

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Ice, snow, so where’s the global warming?

As winter weather hits, many people confuse the current weather (cold) with the long-term direction of the climate (warmer).

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Essential reading for labor, community activists

"A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape The American Labor Movement" — a review.

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‘Precious’ is outstanding — and controversial

Film producer and promoter Lee Daniels returned to the director's chair, after his 2005 film effort, "Shadowboxer," by taking the book by Sapphire, called "Push" and making an outstanding film: "Precious."

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Venezuela: A country in transition

I traveled to Caracas, Venezuela over the Thanksgiving holidays and what I observed was pretty amazing -  Caracas is a beautiful, vibrant city.

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Odd coalition challenges Bernanke - what’s it about?

Why are progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders and economist Dean Baker teaming up with right-wingers like Grover Norquist and Phyllis Schlafly?

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We need jobs now!

Of all the ideas out there on how to pull us out of the economic mess we're in, none makes more sense than the program laid out by the AFL-CIO.

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