Opinion

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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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Should Sanders take it all the way to the convention?

Hillary, if she is smart, will tip her hat and extend a hand to Bernie long before they meet in Philadelphia. 

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The electoral college, the two-party trap, and the presidential election

It will soon be time to face the reality of the two-party system; either the Republicans or the Democrats will win the presidency.

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America must renew its infrastructure or face decline

Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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