Opinion

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Tea party picked the wrong flag

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week that provides special protected status for the tea party-adopted  "Don't Tread on Me" flag.

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

The Civil War, our fiery trial

150 years ago today, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.

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Save the children: Tax the rich

The way out of this crisis is to stop blaming the victims and to make the wealthy culprits pay. It is irresponsible and immoral not to do so.

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Public workers are US

Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.

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Black unemployment, working class unity

The 1930s slogan, "Black and white, unite and fight." is relevant today. General appeals for jobs and relief, for public works jobs and  full employment measures have to be combined with targeted job creation in  communities where the hardship is the most severe.

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What Frederick Douglass tells us about today

Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.

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NFL - the untold story

I'm sure that some folks sitting in front of their TVs watching the Super Bowl last week were wondering, "Why does the little working-class town of Green Bay have an NFL franchise?"

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The roots of Tucson

The violence in Tucson is also not an isolated incident. According to the last figures issued by the FBI, there were 8,336 victims of hate crimes committed by 6,225 people in 2009.

Coming to terms with the Confederacy

Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?

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