Opinion

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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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Trump and the Republican elite: Two sides of a single coin

Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.

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Bernie or bust?

Catchy enough, but what does it mean: two very different interpretations came to my mind.

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Flint's water crisis and the GOP's class war

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?

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In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.

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Why I support Bernie Sanders

Bernie is dealing with real issues: control the 1 % has over the country, power of money in elections, massive disparity between the ultra-rich and millions who live in poverty.

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South Carolina murders at Emanuel Church are terrorism, says Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart describes the murders at South Carolina's Emanuel Church as terrorism plain and simple. 

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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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“Lead Me On”: Being thankful in an unfriendly land

Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, activist, dies

Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 for novels that explored the complex relationships and human cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa.

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