Opinion

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Where is justice in cutting food stamps?

Of those receiving government help in the form of food stamps or the SNAP program, 76 percent are children, disabled, or elderly.

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Three generations march on Washington

I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.

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Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.

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Are Missouri Republicans insane?

Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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U.S. gun culture diagnosed as a social disease

In the wake of the two mass shootings this summer, some American physicians consider this country's gun violence a social disease.

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Caterpillar strikers hold line on wages – a fight for all

Poverty is increasing in America. One factor is the prevalence of low-wage jobs. Some call it the Wal-Martization of America. Still, to others, it's class war.

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Greed and the pain in Spain

The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.

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Jungleland? New Orleans community activist rejects NY Times depiction of Ninth Ward

"Contrary to the NY Times, residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness and we don't live in a forgotten wasteland."

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Latin America delivers a swift kick

On one level, April's hemispheric summit meeting was an old fashioned butt kicking for Washington's policies in the region.

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