Opinion

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Football trademark decision suggests path to bring back outsourced jobs

On June 18, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six registered trademarks which it had previously granted to the Washington football team for its name.

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Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.

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Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.

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State of the Union should move us to action

President Obama strongly argued for progressive and pro-worker initiatives in the face of a wall of obstruction by the Republican-dominated Congress.

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Austerity debate remains unresolved after shutdown drama

There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy. 

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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Civil rights 2013: a cautionary tale from Alabama

In July of 1963, I was preparing for my senior year at Nashville's Pearl High School. For me, news about the civil rights movement became an unsettling blend of darkest tragedies and heady victories.

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March on Washington - right place to be in 1963 and 2013

It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!

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Hear them - the unemployed

Unemployment, joblessness, and the devastation they bring to every worker everywhere is endemic to capitalism.

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