Opinion

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This is what I see when I drive

As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.

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History shows that joblessness among Native Americans can be lowered

During the 1930s, thousands of Native Americans were employed on reservations under a separate division of the CCC in developing natural resources on reservations across the country.

 

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What our society needs to learn from the Ray Rice scandal

Football, despite its violent and masculinist culture, isn't an island unto itself, but rather a microcosm of social crisis that ripples across every segment of our larger society.

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Sweaty palms and election choices: Your mailman talks turkey

The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.

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More war will not defeat ISIS and terrorism

As we reflect on the 13th anniversary of the attacks that shook our nation, it appears that little progress has been made in the "war on terror."

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U.S. use of sanctions could spur dollar's decline

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Don't write stupid stuff: Al Sharpton and the New York Post

The real purpose in attacking Sharpton is to deflect attention from the actual issues.

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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Wrong way on Iraq

President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.

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