Opinion

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Ten bright spots for hope in 2014

Let's keep hope alive this holiday season and into the New Year with the hope and expectation that lasting victories are possible!

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Twenty-five years later, the Cold War still blows hot

In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.

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Remembering Volodya and the Soviet war dead

"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."

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Wanted: an economy that puts people first

I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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The dark side of academic moonlighting

Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.

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"Bourgeois politics" and the mature left

An immediate challenge for anybody who cares about the future of our democracy is the elections this fall: Whichever side wins will have a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

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Video: Barber calls for “Moral Fusion” movement to defeat far right

All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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Blocking right-wing power grab the priority in 2014 elections

Blocking the right-wing Republican power grab is the number one priority of all progressives in the Nov. 4, 2014 elections.

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My father, Southern Baptists, and the battle for the soul of America

What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.

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