Opinion

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Ten bright spots for hope in 2014

Let's keep hope alive this holiday season and into the New Year with the hope and expectation that lasting victories are possible!

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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“With liberty and justice for all someday”

I don't know about you, but over the last few years I've become more aware of patriotic expression in our public life.

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How long before that arc bends towards justice?

Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.

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Twenty-five years later, the Cold War still blows hot

In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.

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“Lead Me On”: Being thankful in an unfriendly land

Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.

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We honor you for your work

"We honor your work" describes a view that the production of goods and services is the result of people making a daily sacrifice so that modern civilization can exist.

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President Obama on immigration: How we got here and what's next?

Some categories not covered by the executive order need to be brought out of the shadows, perhaps under another order in the future.

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Which Rob Lowe is the real creep?

It takes a special kind of hubris for a celebrity to hold up his real self for us to admire while making a fool out of lost souls and deadbeats.

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The dark side of academic moonlighting

Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.

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