Opinion

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Thatcher - Britain's most-hated prime minister

Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.

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The Cuban Revolution began in 1959

One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.

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Marriage equality promises "a more perfect union"

Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.

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Are Missouri Republicans insane?

Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?

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Jobs report indicates "more work" needed

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its employment report for February. The 236,000 new jobs might have been "better than expected," but are still inadequate.

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Hugo Chavez empowered and united

The untimely death of Chavez is evoking a heartfelt cry from millions of abused, marginalized, and exploited people across the globe.

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Anti-communism: More than one kind of smear

There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American. 

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It’s simple: Talk, don’t shoot

It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.

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End of the post office as a public institution?

This year the post office will close half its processing centers.  By the end of this summer Saturday delivery is scheduled to end.  Over the next year over 3,000 local post offices will close.

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The Second Amendment and “insurrection”

At the Congressional hearing on legislation to curb gun violence NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre repeated the mantra of the right wing extremist movement.

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