Opinion

Why it’s important for you to defend marriage equality

Same-sex marriage is legal in only eight jurisdictions: seven states and the District of Columbia. By next year that number could sink to six jurisdictions.

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Labor-community power thwarts GOP-corporate agenda

The Nov. 8 elections were a nationwide victory for the 99% over the narrow agenda of the billionaire, far-right 1%!

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.

 

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Large asteroid to sail past Earth today

The space rock is about 1,300 feet across in size. And while it will pose no apocalyptic threat, it will notably be closer to the world than the moon.

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Confronting the walking dead: John Quiggin's "Zombie Economics"

The zombie metaphor is both witty and apt when discussing how ideas about society and finance that have alarmingly failed refuse to stay dead and buried.

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"Skin I Live In" gets very weird

Almodóvar is internationally famous for highly colorful, exceedingly dramatic, often perverse films. Some might find them shocking.

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Environmental assault disguised as border security

How does waiving the Endangered Species Act in Glacier National Park help secure the border?

Poverty is up and guess what? Corporate taxes are down

As the deadline for the Senate super committee draws nearer two new studies highlight what's at stake.

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Climate change tied to extreme weather

The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.

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"No" to the Super Committee of the One Percent!

For generations in this country any talk by an elected official of cutting Social Security meant political suicide.

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