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Elections and Campaigns

Nuclear Free Palau

The Bushes, Dirty Tricks, and Regime Change in Nuclear Free Palau

ast December, as Jeb Bush prepared for his presidential bid, reports about his financial dealings revealed that, according to the L.A. Times: “Bush and his partners also set up two other funds. BH Logistics raised $26 million and invested it in Dorian LPG Ltd., a shipping company incorporated last year in the Marshall Islands to […]

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LGBTQ Rights

Marriage Equality Evolution

Marriage Equality as Evolution

Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.

Supreme Court Gay Marriage

On Gay Marriage, Will the Supreme Court Favor Equal Rights or States’ Rights?

hould we allow each state to decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? Today, that idea seems absurd. Most Americans believe that states shouldn’t be permitted to trample the basic right of interracial couples to marry — even if a majority of people in a state want to do so. It would be unfair […]

Spirituality

Charleston and Black Churches

Pushing Back on “God” in Charleston

Sikivu Hutchinson: While black folk are the most religiously devout group in the nation, “God”, it seems, has never had to answer, nor be called to account nor be indicted for black suffering.

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Immigration Reform

ICE Plays Name Game -- Jennie Pasquarella

ICE Plays Name Game

Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.

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Social Justice

argument for reparations

An Argument for Reparations

Robert Gordh: If discrimination completely disappeared, immense gaps of inequality would still yawn between the levels of well being for whites and blacks in important areas of life, including, but not confined to, economics, health, education, and criminal justice.

Charleston Confederate Flag

The Myth Behind What Happened in Charleston

David Lee McMullen: Bringing down that flag is an important first step, but that action alone will not end the cultural conflict that has lasted for more than a century, a conflict that continues to wage a propaganda war for the hearts and minds of all Americans, especially those living in the South.

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Economic Justice

Gentrifying Berkeley

Gentrifying Berkeley

Scott Prosterman: Berkeley rents have risen between 10-30% over the past year. This is a shocking “low-ball” estimate. The past six months have left me researching rental housing options again, and I’m finding more like a 50%+ increase in that time.

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Education

Business School Grads

The Business of Wall Street

Walter Brasch: Why these people earn 6, 7- and 8-figure incomes is because business and the greed for piling up stock options, not service to mankind, dominates the American workforce.

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War & Peace

Guantanamo Diary

Before the Dawn 

Kathy Kelly: For now, it remains a blessing to work alongside people awake together, even in darkness, working to face burdens with kindness, ready to join with kindred spirits near and far, faces aglow with precious glimmers of a coming day.

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Foreign Policy

Obama Passes Tpp

Connect the Dots: Congress Waves Goodbye

Lila Garrett: And so, boys and girls, those 545 subjects—who, by the way, were elected by we the people to represent us—threw in the towel and handed our future, our health, our happiness to the master of all he surveys. Barack Obama.

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