Opinion

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New York mayoral race: look at social forces behind candidates

The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.

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Quakers unite, and inspire, on gun violence

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."

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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Bush Library: Brazen attempt to rewrite history

With a price tag of $250 million, the George W. Bush library is the biggest and most expensive of the 13 that have been opened to recognize the former presidents.

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“Sticks to your soul” writing: Tribute to Phillip Bonosky

I first read his (earlier) novel, Burning Valley, in college - a requirement for a class on "working class literature."

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Can Destry ride again? An essay on gun control

Reducing gun violence in modern America, is not as simple as in "Destry." But neither is it a lot more complicated!

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Thatcher - Britain's most-hated prime minister

Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.

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The Cuban Revolution began in 1959

One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.

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10 years later, Iraq war holds big lessons

President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.

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Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.

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