Opinion

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S. Dakota authorities pull a fast one on hockey game attack

On Jan. 24, while on what was supposed to be a fun-filled field trip, 57 Lakota American Indian school children, ages 9-13, were verbally and physically assaulted.

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Lies and myths about Greece and Europe’s debt

The European debt crisis goes back to the end of the roaring '90s when the banks were flush with money and looking for ways to raise their bottom lines.

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Sara Alchermes, 100: tireless fighter for peace and social justice

Sara's passion for knowledge never waned, and she was especially well read in current events. Her absence is deeply felt by all who knew her.

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The significance of the Howard Morgan victory for our movement

We saw from the very beginning that we would have to build a mass protest movement to to free Howard Morgan, and we did just that.

 

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More military force is not the answer

President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.

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Terrorism and the lessons of African American history

President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.

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Lilo Heller, 94: Holocaust victim and citizen of the world

Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.

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Walking with the poor

"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.

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James Raines, 40; member of CPUSA and fearless organizer

It was James's life experiences - the economic hardship and decline of the post-industrial era - that led him to socialism and compelled him to care for those around him.

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Obama and the politics of outrage

Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.

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