Opinion

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My top 10 for 2013: political, personal and fun

A couple of weddings, a few marches, sangria and football in snow: looking forward to new adventures in 2014.

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Now is the time for action

A conference committee has been established, with a Dec. 13 report back date to propose a new budget. Republican Paul Ryan is already discussing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

The future of immigration reform

If people can't come across the Southern border, they will come down through Canada or as increasingly the case, by sea, to the Gulf or West coasts of the U.S.

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Immigration reform must be all-inclusive

The immigrant communities themselves, and their allies in organized labor, the churches, and the African American, Latino, and Asian American communities, are speaking out.

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Immigration reform benefits country, economy

As President Barack Obama is sworn in, we should take this moment to consider how our country must achieve a common vision for America.

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Video: DREAMers go to Navy Pier for “deportation relief”

Navy Pier transformed into New York's Ellis Island. Instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, immigrant families saw the Chicago skyline.

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Immigration nation

Who could be more anti-American than those who seek to keep undocumented immigrants away from the fruits of equality fought for by generations of Americans?

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Arizona needs a movement to repeal SB 1070

Monday's Supreme Court decision on Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 has engendered lots of commentary in the media and among elected officials.

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After Arizona

The ruling sends a signal to the right wing and lawmakers in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere that state laws, recently put on the books for racist and political reasons across this country, are unconstitutional.

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Alabama's racism

Alabama approved the racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic law HB56. The law, passed by the GOP legislature and pushed through by the GOP governor, cries out for a nationwide counterattack.

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