Opinion

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New York mayoral race: look at social forces behind candidates

The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.

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With unity, New Yorkers could elect mayor for the “99 percent”

The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.

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Obama and the right’s “brave new world”

Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

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Science of happiness - and the April jobs report

There are two broad measurements of happiness: first, the ups and downs of daily emotions, and second, an individual's overall evaluation of life.

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Google Glass: Vision for the future, or the eyes of Big Brother?

For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.

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Letter from Puerto Rico: A workers' commune flourishes

In the village where we stayed, we heard stories of a "fishing commune" nearby. That description demanded that we investigate.

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Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.

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Fascism defeated 68 years ago; will it return?

On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.

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Remembering Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman

"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."

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