Opinion

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Holiday message: The unemployed need you!

We would have liked to print a happy message in this space, filled with good news and wishes for all of you to have a fantastic holiday season.

Spending just got even easier

The cashless society is almost at hand, some claim.

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GOP holiday message to America: Drop dead!

As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.

Gingrich, The Times and doomsday

A large enough device can generate up to two billion watts, about what Hoover Dam turns out in a day.

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Occupy protests spur music explosion

Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.

GOP blackmail: a view from West Virginia

It beats me what is really going through the minds of the House Republicans. I am inclined to conclude it's sewage.

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Six reasons to oppose Keystone pipeline

There are many reasons to oppose the building of an oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the refineries off the shores of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bipartisan fetish will kill Medicare

Medicare, from its inception, has been under attack by the private, profit-hungry insurance industry and the political far right.

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Finding Joe Hill in new biography

Nowhere is the romance of the Industrial Workers of the World more beautifully told than in the life and songs of its greatest troubadour, Joe Hill.

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The Iraq war is not over for my son

I finally got the call I had been waiting for since President Obama announced that our troops will be home for the holidays . My son will be returning from Iraq.

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