Opinion

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On 4th of July, remember CPUSA's commitment to patriotism

That the CPUSA was in the vanguard in defense of democracy, the Bill of Rights, and the campus free speech movement exemplifies its commitment to radical patriotism.

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An American Indian should replace Jackson on the $20 bill

It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.

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A second look at FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.

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Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.

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Blues never die: B.B. King reigned but music lives on

No one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cinco de Mayo, USA-style

One of my great-grandfathers was helping organize Cinco de Mayo events in Tucson by the early 1880s.  

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Judge recognizes personhood of chimpanzee plaintiff

A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.

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King and his radical vision: a study for today

In light of recent police killings, it's worthwhile to study how MLK drew the clergy and trade unions into the civil rights movement of their time.

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On 40th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, it’s mea culpa time

The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.

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Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 

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