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Hillary Clinton at DNC: America at a time of reckoning

Hillary Rodham Clinton walked onto the stage and into the history books at the Democratic National Convention here Thursday night.

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Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

The capitalist system promotes the cycle of violence in many ways and the preparation to become cannon fodder starts early in childhood.

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Baptists, citing another tradition in the South, denounce Confederate flag

Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.

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Investing in tragedy: the political economy of mass shootings

There seems to be a mutually beneficial relationship that ties the gun industry, the gun lobby, and the GOP together.

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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Lee Cain: he kept his eyes on the prize

Lee Cain was a powerful orator who had toiled for years at the Dodge Main plant and was a leader of the Black Caucus of the UAW.

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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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I shared a cab with Sen. Barry Goldwater

I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.

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It’s political: Library cards

Here's a simple way for you to help spread the ideas of an author you respect, and be a political activist at the same time: use your library card.

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Amiri Baraka: 1934 - 2014

"He did for the English syntax what Monk did with the chord. He was an original."

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