Opinion

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Ten best and worst of Obama’s first term

My summary of the best and worst of the last four years. Perhaps the bestest, not included, is the mass movement that elected the president.

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Romney, Obama and the real Jerusalem issue

The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.

Raising taxes on the rich works for everyone

Piketty and Saez joined with MIT's Stefanie Stantcheva on a brief article that helps explain why raising taxes on a nation's rich creates economies that work for everyone.

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The meaning of Romney’s Ryan choice

The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.

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More than a few rotten apples on Wall Street

"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."

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Being president takes more than a businessman

As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.

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Cuba crash reveals dissident links to U.S., European politicians

The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.

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Moral drones and the New York Times

First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.

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UK activists target Shell's Arctic agenda

Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.

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National rally to demand end to frack attack

After a recent report that New York officials are considering allowing fracking to take place, environmental activists have announced they are fighting back.

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