Opinion

Tony Kushner CUNY degree struggle: Symptom of nationwide problem

Tonight the executive board of the trustees of the City University of New York will reportedly meet and reverse a decision to table and potentially deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary doctorate from John Jay College.

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Cinco de Mayo, USA-style

In the coming week millions of Mexican Americans, mexicanos, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, white Americans — Americans of all kinds — will take part in Cinco de Mayo events across the United States.

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Two takes on 'royal' weddings

"Down for the count: America's fascination with royalty" and  "18 couples wed quietly, Non-royal lovers united in simple rights."

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Biography of Hubert Harrison, one of America's greatest minds

Jeffrey Perry's biography tears away the curtain of obscurity that has kept several generations of Americans from learning about-and learning from Hubert Harrison.

Dr. Manning Marable: A personal remembrance

A great African American warrior for the people, Dr. Manning Marable, passed away on April 1st, 2011.

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

The Civil War, our fiery trial

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

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After 64 years, still paying the price for Taft-Hartley

How did the landmark anti-labor legislation, backed at that time by Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, come to be the law of the land?

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"Miral": controversial film paints Middle East mirage

Painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel's latest venture onto the screen is a controversial adaptation of Rula Jebreal's novelistic memoir of her childhood and youth beginning just around the time of the Nakba, otherwise known as Israel's war of independence.

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"Have you left no sense of decency?"

In the midst of the battle in Wisconsin, the Republican Party has revived McCarthyism to attack William Cronon, a distinguished professor of history at the University of Wisconsin.

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