Opinion

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

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Global super-rich stash: Now $25 trillion

Banks can go either of two routes: They can squeeze the 99 percent with nuisance fees and penalties, or they can cater to the richest of the rich.

Shame on the Supreme Court!

The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.

You can't evict the 99 percent
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One after the other, city governments across the country have been ordering their police departments to evict protesters in the Occupy Wall Street encampments.

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Company admits fracking caused quakes

In the race to obtain gas, many companies have taken to tampering with large underground deposits, using a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to retrieve it.

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MF Global meltdown shows U.S. vulnerable to Eurozone crisis

The collapse and bankruptcy of MF Global, led by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, demonstrates the vulnerability of the U.S. financial system and economic recovery to the Euro crisis.

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"Pan Am": Cold War nostalgia that has yet to take off

It's obvious that Pan Am, ABC TV's ambitious new series, is a major network's bid to seize the audience that has made Mad Men a cable television sensation.

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"J. Edgar": masterpiece film about master manipulator

Does Clint Eastwood reveal the ugly truth and dark past about the life of America's most notorious secret policeman in his newest film "J. Edgar?"

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Heroes saved television

This was a show about ordinary people who suddenly learned they had great gifts. It was about the idea that everyday people could do something to make the world a better place.

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