Opinion

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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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“Fight for peace and justice”: Mike Alexander’s final request

Mike "had the most fun when he was hanging out with his buddies ... and talking (loudly) about politics."

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Coming up short on places to live

What about the people who have to work 92 hours a week at minimum-wage jobs to rent a one-bedroom apt. in California? Shouldn't they have a decent place to live?

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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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Plotting for Gus Hall and free speech at Blue Moon Tavern

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.

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Letter carriers bear a heavy weight for all of us

"I feel a strong sense of honor and responsibility to walk my six miles a day representing a part of our Federal Government."

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Seeing Guernica with clear eyes

Understanding what the great Picasso was telling us about the struggle to defeat fascism - I have carried that lesson with me my entire life.

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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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Black history celebration: Up close and personal

"We have to use the vote, because it can be a deciding factor in electing someone who will stand with us."

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Have you “turned around”? Reflections on my generation’s political evolution

Did I "rapidly burn out?" Did most of my friends in "the movement" follow that course? I rather think not.

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