Opinion

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In Illinois, vote "no" on recall and defend democracy

Proponents say the  constitutional amendment is an added check and balance. Sounds democratic, but is it really?

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Michelle Obama shows power of women's vote

A recent event with First Lady Michelle Obama was a reminder of how powerful the women's vote is, how hard the fight was to win it and why it's so important to use it.

Times Square bomber trial shows Constitution still works

The trial of Faisal Shahzad shows military tribunals are not only harmful but unnecessary.

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Common ground, One Nation: who could argue with that?

Participants in Saturday's rally took one step in the right direction, towards a conversation that acknowledges our commonality and ceaseless interdependence with one another.

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One Nation vs. Restoring Honor: how do you measure success?

There's more than one way to judge a rally's success.

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Time for U.S. to exonerate Rosenbergs, new book shows

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, parents of two young children, were executed on June 19,1953, but the case has refused to die.

Dems keep House and Senate!

New polls show a much closer race in November.

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How would a Tea Party Congress govern?

A growing part of the 2010 mid-term election campaigning by labor and other progressive groups involves warning voters what life would actually be like if the Tea Party took over the Congress.

Get up, stand up, fight against the right

When I was young, I thought bullying was strictly an adolescent phenomenon. Was I wrong!

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Hitch-22: When the left moves right

In lining up with Bush on the war in Iraq, the former Nation columnist shocked the left, and his militant atheism has inspired animosity on the right. Still, in his memoir Hitchens comes off as a man of principle.

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