Opinion

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Black voters have plenty to lose with Trump

Programs that were working have been gutted, discredited, defunded, and attacked by Trump's Republican pals. Now he wants black voters to trust him?

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Robert Reich on Hillary Clinton: Too smug, too sexist

"Does Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment?"

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On voting, should you let your conscience be your guide? Part 2

What does it mean to vote your conscience, and what does it mean to vote for the greater good?

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The Occupy movement's 99 percent vs. 1 percent? Setting our sights and steering our course

Even if the Occupy slogan doesn't capture the main political dynamic of the present moment, its value lies in the fact that it gives us a star to steer by.

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On voting, should you let your conscience be your guide? Part 1

What does it mean to vote your conscience, and what does it mean to vote for the greater good?

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Trump's assassination talk sends Republicans running; creates opening for progressives

A crippled Trump campaign leaves an opening for Clinton and the Democrats to present a populist agenda that can appeal to his base in the heartland. 

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Desperation in Chicago and other cities while Trump talks estate tax

During the Great Depression, unemployment hovered around 20 percent. Many neighborhoods now face levels twice that, six years into the supposed recovery.

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From #FeelTheBern to #ImWithHer: A young activist takes the long view

Either Trump or Clinton will become president. There is no question as to which candidate gives the left the room it needs to form a programmatic response.

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How do you solve a problem like Russia?

One good way to solve the "problem" of Russia might be to avoid making that country into a major problem every chance we get.

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Green Party “safe state” strategy is neither safe nor a strategy

In some blue states the GOP runs the state governments; a Clinton landslide, not Green Party votes, is needed to sweep down-ticket Republicans out of office. 

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