Opinion

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Letter from the heartland: Getting rid of blue votes

his week we got news that the way we vote here in rural Tennessee has been changed dramatically.

MOOCs heralded as free online education, but how free is free?

Dangling a "solution" like MOOCs for low-income students relying on public universities to attain degrees and well-paying jobs is predatory.

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CLUW co-founding officer Elinor Glenn dies at 98

"Her leadership, strength and wisdom contributed to CLUW's growth and will inspire young leaders in the future."

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For the millionth time: Hands off Social Security!

Today, 2 million signatures protesting the cuts are being presented to the White House. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., promises to do everything he can to block the chained CPI proposal and cuts to Medicare.

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Thatcher - Britain's most-hated prime minister

Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.

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Marriage equality promises "a more perfect union"

Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.

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End of the post office as a public institution?

This year the post office will close half its processing centers.  By the end of this summer Saturday delivery is scheduled to end.  Over the next year over 3,000 local post offices will close.

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Working class loses a leader: George Edwards, activist every day

The working class and people lost a great leader, activist, and fighter for justice and equality this past week.

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A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.

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Grover Norquist’s false twist to anti-union rhetoric

Norquist begins by using misleading language...

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