Opinion

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Socialism isn’t perfect, but it’s damn better than what we have

If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.

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Socialism: Fight for something or you’ll lose everything

I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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What does socialism mean? It means working class power

The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.

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Socialism will encourage the better angels of our nature

The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation. 

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21st century socialism: What makes it different?

In my working hypothesis, there are three key dimensions to a socialism of the 21st century.

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Setting the record straight about socialism

In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds. 

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A socialism for every generation

Our role is to find ways to make ourselves useful to these movements and to find the road back to socialist visions for ourselves and younger generations. 

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You don’t have to be Einstein to see socialism’s potential

Do we really think people who contribute what they can deserve to be homeless, under-educated, hungry, and lacking basic medical care?

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Socialism is a process, a recognition of possibility

Socialism is a process of social transformation which includes the democratizing of society as well as the transformation of the agents of change. 

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