Opinion

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Why working in the fields is no laughing matter

Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

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The war on antibiotics

Without strict new regulations, the way beef, poultry, and pork are produced in America could rob us of effective antibiotics.

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“Something for Everybody”

Devo, one of the original "new wave" bands of the '70s best known for their 1981 hit single "Whip It," has released their first new album in 20 years - with a relevant message.

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Supernatural Western may spook conservatives

If you have never seen an anti-war Western film, I recommend you start with "Jonah Hex."

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José Saramago, Nobel author, Communist, mourned in Portugal

An estimated 20,000 mourners, including Portugal's Socialist prime minister and the leader of the Portuguese Communist Party, attended Saramago's funeral in Lisbon on Monday.

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From mystery to history: summer reading suggestions

We polled some of our writers for suggestions on great reads and their favorite sources for books and here are some of their suggestions.

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‘The Last Station’ - we loved it and learned from it

Love, wealth, utopian ideas and looming revolution are themes in this wonderfully acted film about Tolstoy and his wife.

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Driving us to distraction in land of logos

In the movie "They Live," aliens use subliminal messages to steer our actions and thinking. Living in the "land of logos," are we being steered, and for what?

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