Opinion

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Texas execution could end death penalty, if we act

Texas put to death an innocent man. It can be the beginning of the end of the death penalty, if we act.

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Religion and the economy: A theologian challenges ‘status quo’

A Texas theologian challenges the idea that Jesus Christ's teachings must be contorted into support for big business and the "status quo."

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‘District 9’ — profoundly racist

What D. W. Griffiths did to U.S. history in his technically magnificent but thematically racist "Birth of a Nation," Neill Blomkamp does to Africa in the profoundly racist "District 9."

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The next nasty attack from the right

The discussion - if one can call it that - of global warming is going to be painful, particularly if the make-Obama-fail crowd has its way.

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The importance of being Ardi: An emerging picture of human origins

The announcement by a team of U.S., Ethiopian and international scientists of the results of their study of the fossil remains of the hominid Ardipithecus ramidus, a likely human ancestor from the Middle Awash region in Northern Ethiopia, fills in some important gaps in the scientific record of human evolution.

California proposition to limit voter choices

Be aware Californians, on your June 8, 2010, direct primary ballot will be a dangerous proposition, which appears harmless.  It is called the Top Two Candidates Open Primary.

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When capitalism destroys democracy

There's a purpose why Michael Moore presents a two-hour, rapid fire account of harrowing, horror and arresting stories in his newest film "Capitalism: A Love Story." There are too many stories.

Website kudos, climate change and other letters to the editor

Website kudos  I would just like to say thank you for the positive intensity in converting one of my most reliable news sources. I am a college student studying architecture, and I read the People's World every day. I have been reading the People's Weekly World since I was 13, and I have really noticed the recent changes.

Where have all the jobs gone? and other letters to the editor

Where have all the workers gone? People's World readers say what's on their minds.

Generals aren't in charge

Recently the Republicans, determined to escalate the war in Afghanistan, have insisted that Gen. McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, be called in to testify before Congress.

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