Opinion

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Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.

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“I’ll sit out the 2016 elections”: really?

Announcements by candidates running for president are coming fast and furious; the 2016 election campaign has begun.

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St. Louis single mom swept into office on winds of change

"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."

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Chicago’s mayoral election: A tale of two cities

Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.

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Chuy Garcia and the right to a city

What was supposed to have been a waltz into a second term for Emanuel has turned into a fight for his political life with challenger and longtime progressive Latino leader Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."

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Netanyahu, Boehner, and hypocrisy on Iran

It was a spectacle that had few if any parallels in the modern history of nations.

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More military force is not the answer

President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.

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James Raines, 40; member of CPUSA and fearless organizer

It was James's life experiences - the economic hardship and decline of the post-industrial era - that led him to socialism and compelled him to care for those around him.

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Obama and the politics of outrage

Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.

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