Opinion

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First Americans & all Americans

Fulfilling a campaign pledge, President Obama met with nearly 400 leaders of Native American tribes, Nov. 5, at a White House Tribal Nations Conference.

A Texas psychologist looks at recent violence

The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas and Orlando, Florida suggest that people today may have a different response to economic collapse than what happened during the Great Depression.

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Health care, abortion and ‘a bridge too far’

By a vote of 220-215 the Democrats ushered in health reform legislation, the likes of which haven't been seen since Medicare passed in 1965. But it came with a price.

Celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall

This week, we are informed, the world is celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Religion rocked?

Is 2009 the year for questioning religion? My movie buddy and I, still full of questions from having seen "Religulous" earlier this year, saw "The Invention of Lying" and "A Serious Man" in early October.

Capitalism, socialism, democracy and other letters to the editor

Michael Moore's film on capitalism shows how very limited democracy is under capitalism.

Mixed results in off-year election

The bad news for Democrats early on election night, the loss of the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, was offset by the news in special congressional races.

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Some folks are starting to panic

Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.

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‘Good Hair’: About us but not for us

Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.

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‘This Is It’ Michael Jackson’s final performance

My family had planned a movie day and it was a big debate between me, my husband and three sons about which movie we would see.

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