Opinion

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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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Newspaper Guild blasts government moves against journalists

The Newspaper Guild's executive council is blasting official government moves to crack down on journalists both in the U.S. and abroad.

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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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Political power comes from using hard-won freedoms

Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.

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Are we free?

We live in one of the freest societies humans have ever created. On the surface.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show: union made

One phrase most entertainment reporters fail to mention about Oprah Winfrey's 25 years as the "queen of talk" is "union employer and member."

The Civil War, our fiery trial

150 years ago today, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.

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Lincoln's fiery trial was America's too

Book review: Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."

California proposition to limit voter choices

Be aware Californians, on your June 8, 2010, direct primary ballot will be a dangerous proposition, which appears harmless.  It is called the Top Two Candidates Open Primary.