Opinion

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Widening wealth gap exposes America’s cultural commitment to inequality

"I believe these truths to be self-evident: America is committed to inequality."

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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#NoBillNoBreak –25 hours of history

My phone fired off notifications from Facebook and Periscope about every five minutes,  signal flares from a body of people angered by a crisis of GOP gridlock and apathy.

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The House sit-in wasn’t dumb or great, it was a beginning

One action isn't going to do it. Progressives will have to do much more to break industry's choke hold on Congress.

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Time for the NRA’s members to step up

As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing. 

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Billionaire Trump fleeces workers, small businesses

Using corporate practices favored by Wall Street, Trump made himself billions swindling and bankrupting untold numbers of hourly workers and small businesses.

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After Orlando, LGBTQ movement grieves

Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.

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“Fight for peace and justice”: Mike Alexander’s final request

Mike "had the most fun when he was hanging out with his buddies ... and talking (loudly) about politics."

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Coming up short on places to live

What about the people who have to work 92 hours a week at minimum-wage jobs to rent a one-bedroom apt. in California? Shouldn't they have a decent place to live?

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One boxer remembers Ali

Muhammad Ali, who lived from January 17, 1942 to June 3, 2016, may not have been the best boxer to ever live, but he may have been the greatest human to have boxed.

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