Opinion

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Three legs of the economy: The past is prologue

This kind of economy stands on three legs: raw materials, cheap labor, and as little regulation from government as possible.

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St. Louis single mom swept into office on winds of change

"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."

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Chicago’s mayoral election: A tale of two cities

Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.

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Gutting teacher tenure hurts the children

Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.

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Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 

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TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”

Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.

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State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."

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Selma 2015: a massive gathering but a long march ahead

What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?

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Terry Pratchett, 66: fantasy author's own narrative closes

Fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett died Mar. 12, leaving several library shelves' worth of published literature behind, as well as the legacy it created.

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GOP letter to Iran: a national disgrace

The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.

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