Opinion

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The dream today

Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.

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He is gone from you now … reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"

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Recess appointments are welcome start to 2012

President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.

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Ron Paul emerges as an opponent of liberty

While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.

The 2012 elections are critical to defeating the 1%

With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.

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Obama administration reverses Bush policy on affirmative action

Affirmative action has received an important boost from the Obama administration.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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Troy Davis is laid to rest

Om Saturday, October 1, thousands joined in to celebrate Troy Davis' life at the Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and tens of thousands more joined online through the webstream

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