Opinion

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A minimum program for a progressive majority

This is a framework of principles that left forces could use to unite majorities in competitive battles at, primarily, the local and state levels.

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NBA made the right call on banning LA Clippers owner

The NBA does not have to allow that man or anyone else who does what he did to be the public face of professional basketball in LA.

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Mike Giocondo, 85: Fighter for justice at home and abroad

Mike Giocondo has died in the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville one week after being admitted for heart failure.

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Gabo lives

Novelist Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City. His 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" gained him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982.

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The mysteries of human capital

To most, capital means a bank account, a hundred shares of IBM stock, assembly lines, or steel plants. But such tangible forms are not the only type of capital.

The war that won't go away

Melvin Morris, 80, received a Medal of Honor this month. Why is he receiving it belatedly? Because he was discriminated against during the time of the U.S. War in Vietnam.

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Writing on Amtrak

Soon we'd be snaking through the freight yards and pulling into the Amtrak platform at L.A.'s Union Station.  It was a dramatic opening scene - almost cinematic - filled with promise.

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Melba Hernandez, 93; leader of the Cuban Revolution

On Mar. 9, Cuba and the world lost a remarkable revolutionary figure, Melba Hernandez Rey, age 93. The cause of death was complications of diabetes.

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Tony Benn: British labor giant dies

Tony leaves behind the books and wonderful diaries he wrote and the enormous admiration and the friendship of millions of people.

 

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Animals: Thinking, feeling, and emotional individuals

"I cannot see an animals' expression - eyes, behavior, purring, etc. - and convince myself that it's anything other than a thinking, feeling, emotional individual."

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