Opinion

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Hail and farewell President Nelson Mandela

With the death of Nelson Mandela, an era has come to an end.

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Nelson Mandela - a memory

With the news that Mandela's breath finally failed him-his lungs were savaged by the tuberculosis he acquired during his 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa-two memories came to mind.

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Determined to make a difference, a tribute to comrade Debbie Bell

Through years of struggle, Debbie Bell made a difference. And our party the struggle has moved forward and is that much stronger and influential because of comrades like Debbie.

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Tea party's shutdown showdown could crash the economy

Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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March on Washington - right place to be in 1963 and 2013

It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!

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No limit to how ridiculous Republicans can get

How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.

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Justice for Trayvon Martin

After the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's admitted killer George Zimmerman, America found itself confronting the long-standing flaw in the democratic promise of "justice for all": race and racism.

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Toshi Seeger, mother, activist, filmmaker, dies at 91

The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.

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