Opinion

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Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.

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Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.

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Millennials see Keystone as more than just a pipeline

The fight over Keystone is really about a generational shift in our energy paradigm and how we will survive the 21st century.

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EcoWatch founder featured at PW Hangout (updated with video)

Did you catch the People's World-sponsored Google+ Hangout on Keystone XL? If not, watch the video!

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Animals: Thinking, feeling, and emotional individuals

"I cannot see an animals' expression - eyes, behavior, purring, etc. - and convince myself that it's anything other than a thinking, feeling, emotional individual."

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ACA needs "patients and subscribers" movement

In West Virginia, we have some of the shortest life spans, highest poverty rates, oldest median ages, worst educational investments, and most dangerous work environments in the country.

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Tap the disability rights movement’s untapped power

Though Marx and Engels may not have predicted the rise of an engaged population of people with disabilities, they did predict the push toward "improvement."

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Abortion foes should not use people with disabilities as props

With the constant attacks on reproductive rights, it is easy to feel your blood boil every time another right-wing, anti-choice message comes your way.

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Stand in support of women and girls, against misogyny

In the United States misogyny - or the hatred of women - is alive and well. I strongly encourage you all to reach out and help all our mothers, sisters and daughters to make sure they are all safe and free.

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I spent 19 days in a psychiatric hospital — and loved every minute

My impression of such treatment centers was quite negative. Then I was a patient in one.

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