Opinion

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The legacy of Henry Wallace and the 1948 Progressive Party

When the Democrats convene in Philadelphia, they will meet in the city where Henry Wallace and the Progressive Party charted a new path for America way back in 1948.

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Grand Old Woman of U.S. Communism: Mother Bloor and Iowa farmers

Mother Bloor is famous in labor and radical circles, but unknown to many, she was also a key figure in the farmer's struggle in Iowa during the Depression.

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Sawant is wrong on Trump versus Clinton

The Bernie or Bust crowd misses the real differences between Clinton and Trump: On immigration, foreign policy and trade, Trump would be far worse.

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Seeing Guernica with clear eyes

Understanding what the great Picasso was telling us about the struggle to defeat fascism - I have carried that lesson with me my entire life.

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Trump and the Republican elite: Two sides of a single coin

Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.

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Bernie or bust?

Catchy enough, but what does it mean: two very different interpretations came to my mind.

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Flint's water crisis and the GOP's class war

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?

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In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.

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Why I support Bernie Sanders

Bernie is dealing with real issues: control the 1 % has over the country, power of money in elections, massive disparity between the ultra-rich and millions who live in poverty.

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South Carolina murders at Emanuel Church are terrorism, says Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart describes the murders at South Carolina's Emanuel Church as terrorism plain and simple. 

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