Opinion

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Senate hearings on Hagel were a disgrace

After the Senate hearingson President Obama's nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, several important points need to be made.

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Life with a purpose: tribute to Estelle Katz

It is a great honor to be a part of a celebration commemorating the remarkable life of my dear friend and comrade, Estelle Katz.

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Four more years: Central and South Asia

From the ice-bound passes of the Hindu Kush to the blazing heat of the Karakum Desert, Central Asia is a sub-continent steeped in illusion.

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2012 “Are You Serious?” awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"

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Is Syria situation spinning out of control?

The news from Syria is not good.

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Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.

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Paintings by the late Blanche Wille slated for show

The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.

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The Mali war - the wages of sin

The reports filtering out of Northern Mali are appalling: beatings and whippings for the slightest violations of Sharia law.

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What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.

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Judy Gallo, longtime activist, dies at 70

About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.

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