Opinion

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Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.

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A letter of hope to a nephew in prison

It's encouraging that a good number of people are in favor of reforming the criminal "justice" system, including the prisons.

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Dead child walking: A cry from the heart

"The mothers and sons I saw pay the highest price, in blood, fear, anger and worry."

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ALEC tries new gerrymandering efforts in Ohio counties

The ALEC forces are now subjecting  Ohio counties with a strong organized labor base, to an onslaught of proposed changes in county government which, if passed, will abolish countywide election of county leaders.

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What does Obamacare mean for young people?

At this point in time, there are about 47 million people in the U.S. without health insurance. This includes a good amount of young people.

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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The power and hope of the March on Washington

It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.

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College’s antiquated policies up against new generation of thinkers

The school is governed by a very conservative Board of Trustees, which imposes right-wing policies and codes of conduct under the guise of our religion.

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Connecticut GOP Senate hopeful a threat to kids

Our kids can't vote on Nov. 6. But we can.

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Paul Ryan's Pell Grant cuts are unjust, misguided

In a time where tuition and books costs are strangling many low-income and working class students, why are we cutting when we should be funding this vital program?

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