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Elections and Campaigns

Obama Slams Progressives

Could Obama Sink 2016 Dem Hopes?

Brent Budowksy: Obama continues to periodically lapse into ridicule and derision of liberals and labor, as he did during the recent trade debate.

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.

Spirituality

Evangelicals Love Guns

Guns and the Godly

Lawrence Wittner: If gun murders simply reflect a turning away from God, though, it’s hard to understand why gun violence is so much more prevalent in the United States than in other economically developed countries.

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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

Black Churches Burn

As Black Churches Burn

David Love: The recent rash of black church burnings have many African-Americans wondering if this marks a resurgence of the nation’s original terrorists — white supremacists.

Rachel Dolezal Deception

Rachel Dolezal’s Deception?

Stephanie Jones-Rogers: The truth is that, for most of our nation’s history, many of the people who we consider to be “white” today, would be “colored,” “Negro,” or “black” in times past.

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.

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Economic Justice

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Curt Flood and “The Reserve Clause”

few days ago a newspaper column in local market paper carried this headline: “Let’s put away the drama and get back to sports.” The point: media spend too much time covering off-the-field news stories. The writer, for one, vowed he would concentrate on covering the games. The problem with that thinking is that sports aren’t […]

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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