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Envisioning a modern, democratic, peaceful, and green socialism

The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing. 

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Amtrak across America: A hemisphere through moving windows

Riding the rails from Los Angeles to Connecticut provides a feast for the eyes and an opportunity to reflect on the changes America has seen - plus those still to come.

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The Bernie movement moves on

Sanders supporters are faced with a dilemma. Having had a chance to support an avowed socialist, it's not going to be easy for many to switch gears. 

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Gay PW writer wins the wine at Yale reunion storyfest

"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.

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What we talk about when we talk about socialism

Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.

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Is punishing Hillary worth a potential Trump presidency?

Think the pain of a Trump presidency might be worth it in order to inflict a little punishment on Hillary? Not everyone can afford such arguments.

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Trump is not the champion of blue-collar workers

Trump is a man who consistently puts his profits over the prosperity of the people - imagine the kind of short-sighted policies he'll push for as president.

 

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Obama must recommit to eliminating nuclear arms in Hiroshima

Tomorrow, Obama will visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. He should recommit to the goal of global nuclear disarmament. 

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Don’t panic yet: 2016 Democratic primary resembles 2008

In May 2008, 60 percent of Clinton supporters were willing to vote for Obama. This year, 72 percent of Sanders' voters say they'll back Clinton against Trump.

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Socialism or capitalism: A life-or-death difference

Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.

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