Opinion

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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Climate change shows the global stakes of the November elections

The whole Republican pack is shamelessly doing the political bidding of the energy giants.

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Pivotal Wisconsin primary highlights problems with nomination system

The upcoming Wisconsin primary could be a make-or-break moment for Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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Capturing and punishing the bombers won't end terrorism

How we respond to that resistance is what we need to examine; if the response is force, we can hardly complain when we find ourselves the target of "asymmetrical violence" - terrorism.

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Singing in the shower at Amherst led to bigger things

The acoustics in the communal shower of Stearns Dormitory on the Amherst College campus were superb, like singing in the chapel of an Italian monastery.

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Setting the record straight about socialism

In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds. 

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Henry David Thoreau: Bright glows the pond

Like all giants of the past, Henry David Thoreau writes in a different period of time but speaks to us today.

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Remembering Ferguson and the birth of a movement

They stood up and in a simple act, spoke his name - Mike Brown. Others have stood up since.

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What's a people's agenda for political revolution?

Does it really matter who becomes President of the United States? It sure does!

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A socialism for every generation

Our role is to find ways to make ourselves useful to these movements and to find the road back to socialist visions for ourselves and younger generations. 

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