Opinion

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Your mailman and the old lady who died alone

If we don't rethink our strategy, the community will no longer support Saturday delivery, because we did not support them when they asked for our help.

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Fast food strikers teach some important lessons

In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other major cities - most recently, Seattle - workers have demanded "$15 and a union."

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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.

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Letter from the heartland: Fried in capitalism's frying pan

At the Liars' Table you need thick skin and working-class sensibilities that the collective good and the common weal will overcome.

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

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NYC transit worker’s death prompts training reflection

Moore's tragic death marks the end of the longest period in the history of the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) without the death of a union-represented worker on the tracks.

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Postal mail: There's no app for that

The term "snail mail" does a disservice to the hard-working people at the U.S. Postal Service.

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Keep hope alive, build a transformative movement

The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.

 

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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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Cancel sequester now!

The term "sequester" hides from Americans the damage being wrought by a GOP-led Congress bent on slashing programs that help poor and working-class people.

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