Opinion

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Can Destry ride again? An essay on gun control

Reducing gun violence in modern America, is not as simple as in "Destry." But neither is it a lot more complicated!

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Thatcher - Britain's most-hated prime minister

Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.

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The Cuban Revolution began in 1959

One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.

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10 years later, Iraq war holds big lessons

President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.

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Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.

Citizens United, Wisconsin style

With Citizens United and now "The Roggensack Rule," in the light of day judges can be wined and dined by the very party they will be ruling on.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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Chavez’s legacy

He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.

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News clips from the world of the wealthy

The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.

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Anti-communism: More than one kind of smear

There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American. 

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