Opinion

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What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.

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Climate change and oil portfolios: Divesting in the future

Methodists linked arms with more than 500 campaigns pushing for divestment by colleges, universities, faith communities, state and local retirement funds, and foundations.

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The stench of fascism seeps into the 2016 elections

Once one constitutional right is attacked no right is sacred; once one community is scapegoated, no one is safe; once violence is acceptable, our democracy is threatened.

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Thoughts on Greek crisis and in defense of Syriza, Part 1

The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.

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Tribune Katrina editorial shows contempt for democracy

New Orleanians are all too familiar with having the important aspects of their lives ripped from their control, but they will they retake control of their schools.

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In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.

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Julian Bond, civil rights leader, dies at 75

Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.

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The left’s challenge: facing institutional and individual racism

Perhaps hammering out a common agenda violates the concept of Black Lives Matter, but we can still work something out along with other Democratic and progressive candidates.

Not everyone wanted to bomb Hiroshima

Paul W. Tibbets Jr., retired brigadier general and former businessman, died on Nov. 1. He’ll forever be remembered for what he unleashed the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. That day Tibbets’ B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The blast, fire and radiation killed 140,000 people. Many others were scarred and injured for life. Most of the bomb’s victims were women, children, the elderly and other civilians not directly involved in the war.

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Ten fateful days in Mississippi, March 1962

"In March 1962 I was a sophomore at Brandeis University, becoming increasingly aware of the broad social movements occurring across America."

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