Opinion

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Brushes sharp as bayonets: Soviet artists helped win WWII

Review: The new blockbuster art exhibit "Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945" at The Art Institute of Chicago unveils truth about USSR's contribution to Allied victory.

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Reader voices: 9/11, 10 years later

Ten years ago, our nation faced what is arguably the greatest test to which our people have faced since the Civil War on our own soil.

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Youth: What the hell are we fighting for?

With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.

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A tribute to Senator Mark Hatfield

Sen. Mark Hatfield was a man of conscience, and possessed a sense of right and wrong which overrode party loyalty.

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Honor the troops, leave Afghanistan

Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.

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“Voices from Iraq”: Lest we forget

Iraqis tell harrowing stories, reminding us that even if the troops come home, the United States has a debt to pay to the people of Iraq.

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Money and values on the 4th of July

The Midwest is awash in flags and bumper stickers boasting support for the troops and the good ol' red, white and blue. But, lately we have seen more and more "Come home!" messages.

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Real patriotism and the 4th of July

Real patriotism requires coming to terms with the grimmer side of American history.

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U.S. prepares dangerous Iraq exit

This summer the U.S. may be facing its "most dangerous remaining mission" in Iraq - getting our troops out.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

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