Opinion

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Spying, privacy, and “brave new world”

Americans expect a government restrained by transparency and public oversight. But spying has become easier - more open to abuse.

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Google Glass: Vision for the future, or the eyes of Big Brother?

For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.

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Reader voices: Relationships with no rights

Conservatives continue to fight nature and necessity. For them, this is a ballgame without an end. For the rest of us, we may finally see the clock ticking down to victory.

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Marriage equality promises "a more perfect union"

Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.

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Activist Caroli Mullen dies in Baltimore

Caroli Mullen, a life-long activist for peace and civil rights, died March 8 in Baltimore after a two-year bout with cancer.

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Lincoln, Obama and the sweep of history

With a stroke of a pen the Union government outlawed the enslavement of 4 million people. The truth was that the war was not going well for the North and they had to pass the Emancipation Proclamation in order to win.

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Women in combat: A deeper look into women’s equality

With the ending of the ban on women in combat, the discussion on women's equality is taking an interesting turn.

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“Free the Wilmington Ten!” forty years later

Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.

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Gaza-Israel: cease-fire now

Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.

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