Opinion

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Fact-checking my inbox

I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."

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Reformers, radicals, and challenging Wall Street

Gretchen Morgenson isn't a household name, and probably never will be. But on Wall Street, everybody knows her.

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The war on rest

Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave. 

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What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.

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A radical third party? I agree!

"We need a labor-led third party in this country" is a refrain I hear more and more. It's a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly!

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So long Donahoe: Are lifetime careers a thing of the past?

Yesterday was a milestone for me. Not a day of sadness as much as a day of reflection. January 12, 2015, was the fifth anniversary of my father's death.

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Only tackling the root causes can end the cycle of violence

Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.

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The wealth gap and its threat to democracy

How we organize our economy and distribute and allocate resources can either facilitate or undermine a democratic socio-political culture.

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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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