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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

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.

Take Down Confederate Flag

Pieces of Cloth

ime for some inconvenient truths. The “Confederate Flag” has not “always been a symbol of hate.” Yes, it is time, in the evolution of our culture, for it to come down. But let’s not allow ourselves to buy into lies as an excuse for taking it down. And we don’t need to get into the […]

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Economic Justice

Secret Trade Agreements

The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-Tracked Secret Trade Agreements

“Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards” `Let the jury consider their verdict,’ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day. `No, no!’ said the Queen. `Sentence first–verdict afterwards.’ `Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. `The idea of having the sentence first!’ `Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple. `I won’t!’ said Alice. `Off with […]

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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

Pentagon Opposes Iraq Combat

Why Pentagon Opposed New Combat Roles in Iraq

Gareth Porter: The resistance of top US military officials to deepening US military involvement in the war against IS came in the wake of a major policy debate within the Obama administration following the collapse of Iraqi military resistance in Ramadi.

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Foreign Policy

barack obama foreign policy

After He Leaves, What Will They Say About Obama’s Foreign Policy?

Murray Polner: Obama was going to be different, or so we hoped. The hundreds of thousands who joyously hailed him in Grant Park and the 1.5 million who turned out for his first inauguration were ecstatic with anticipation. The policies of the past were dead and gone. Or so we innocents thought.

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