Opinion

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

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“Potemkin”: The greatest film of all time.

The revolution is coming soon, to a theater near you.

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"Black Death": a film about plague, horror, deep thoughts

"Black Death" is a thought provoking and frightening tale set in 1348 England.

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Progressive Cinema: The Oscars vs. The Progies

Without the Oscar's glitz and glamor, the Progies laid honors on films of social substance, and artists of talent and commitment to the struggle.

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Poem of the week: Nizar Qabbani’s “The Old World is Dead”

This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.

Right wing nuts are slipping in the polls

Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.

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Ohio tea party rep needs history lesson

Tea party leaders and the ultra-right need a lesson in history when it comes to our Founding Fathers who were  not only revolutionaries in deed, but many held far-reaching democratic ideas that the tea-baggers would denounce as "socialist."

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Where is the next Milton Rogovin? Gage Gallery opens Working-Class Eye exhibit

Crowd packs Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery Jan. 20 for the opening of "The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin."

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Nelson Mandela's conversations - a review

"Conversations with Myself" provides the clearest glimpse yet into the mind of a man who is by nature private and reserved.

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Tea party movement's new politics: dangerous shape-shifting

The usual norms of political discourse would emphasize a party's ability to ask pertinent questions and provide salient answers; to probe facts, poll members and seek solutions based largely on consensus or majority sentiment. Today's politics seem based on contradiction, on a party-constituency dynamic that turns the norms of political discourse on its head.

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