Opinion

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The real meaning of Fathers Day

This Father's Day is a little different. It has taken on a new importance. This year, I'm a dad. And I'm oddly excited about it.

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Your mailman and the old lady who died alone

If we don't rethink our strategy, the community will no longer support Saturday delivery, because we did not support them when they asked for our help.

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Fast food strikers teach some important lessons

In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other major cities - most recently, Seattle - workers have demanded "$15 and a union."

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Letter from the heartland: Getting rid of blue votes

his week we got news that the way we vote here in rural Tennessee has been changed dramatically.

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

MOOCs heralded as free online education, but how free is free?

Dangling a "solution" like MOOCs for low-income students relying on public universities to attain degrees and well-paying jobs is predatory.

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IRS "scandal" may not be so scandalous after all

One of the numerous "scandal" stories in the news this week is the revelation that the IRS supposedly "targeted" conservative political groups for special attention and tax audits.

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Letter from Puerto Rico: A workers' commune flourishes

In the village where we stayed, we heard stories of a "fishing commune" nearby. That description demanded that we investigate.

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CLUW co-founding officer Elinor Glenn dies at 98

"Her leadership, strength and wisdom contributed to CLUW's growth and will inspire young leaders in the future."

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Quakers unite, and inspire, on gun violence

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."

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