Opinion

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Toni Harp sworn in as mayor of New Haven

The auditorium and overflow room at New Haven's Career High School were packed on as Toni Harp was sworn in.

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Remembering Mandela’s visit to Washington

Mandela was greeted by a standing ovation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus erupted in cheers to welcome this great freedom fighter.

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Kerry declares end of Monroe Doctrine: Is it for real?

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monroe Doctrine is hated as an oppressive mechanism whereby the U.S. claims the unilateral right to limit the national sovereignty of area nations.

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View from Dallas: Let’s not forget what JFK did

While the nation at large prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, few cities have a slate of activities to rival that of Dallas.

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Living wage or wage slavery: de Blasio vs. Lhota on the dignity of labor

Joe Lhota has now come out against de Blasio's plan for a living wage to New Yorkers working at projects that are subsidized by the city.

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Tell Congress today: Vote "no" on Syria war

Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.

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Is South Dakota being “demonized” over treatment of Native Americans?

South Dakota is a hotbed of virulent racism, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the U.S.

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Bush Library: Brazen attempt to rewrite history

With a price tag of $250 million, the George W. Bush library is the biggest and most expensive of the 13 that have been opened to recognize the former presidents.

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My struggle for mental health care in a broken system

I recently had to live through the experience of a mental health crisis. And it brought me into contact with one of the most broken social safety nets in the U.S.

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Systemic violence and mass shootings

While we mourn the victims of the heinous shootings in Newtown, Conn., it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on what this violence means.

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