Opinion

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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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De Blasio calls for unity in the fight for quality education

In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.

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Do we need public education?

The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Hail and farewell President Nelson Mandela

With the death of Nelson Mandela, an era has come to an end.

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