Opinion

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On 40th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, it’s mea culpa time

The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.

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Three legs of the economy: The past is prologue

This kind of economy stands on three legs: raw materials, cheap labor, and as little regulation from government as possible.

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TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”

Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.

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GOP letter to Iran: a national disgrace

The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.

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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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Couch-surfing: a revolutionary movement

Looking at it through a wide-angled lens, we've been staying at people's houses for hundreds of years; saving money, meeting people, really immersing ourselves in the culture.

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Only tackling the root causes can end the cycle of violence

Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.

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Twenty-five years later, the Cold War still blows hot

In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.

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Remembering Volodya and the Soviet war dead

"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."

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