Opinion

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Socialism will encourage the better angels of our nature

The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation. 

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Alabama tractors till the soil of U.S.-Cuban cooperation

Saul Berenthal and Horace Clemmons have a dream - they want to outfit the farmers of Cuba with small, customizable, easy-to-repair tractors.

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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21st century socialism: What makes it different?

In my working hypothesis, there are three key dimensions to a socialism of the 21st century.

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Climate change shows the global stakes of the November elections

The whole Republican pack is shamelessly doing the political bidding of the energy giants.

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Seeing Guernica with clear eyes

Understanding what the great Picasso was telling us about the struggle to defeat fascism - I have carried that lesson with me my entire life.

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Pivotal Wisconsin primary highlights problems with nomination system

The upcoming Wisconsin primary could be a make-or-break moment for Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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Connecticut women basketball players owe no apologies

Sports columnist Dan O'Shaughnessy caused a stir across the sports world, when he made a controversial tweet about women in sports.

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Capturing and punishing the bombers won't end terrorism

How we respond to that resistance is what we need to examine; if the response is force, we can hardly complain when we find ourselves the target of "asymmetrical violence" - terrorism.

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Singing in the shower at Amherst led to bigger things

The acoustics in the communal shower of Stearns Dormitory on the Amherst College campus were superb, like singing in the chapel of an Italian monastery.

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