January

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Four more years: Central and South Asia

From the ice-bound passes of the Hindu Kush to the blazing heat of the Karakum Desert, Central Asia is a sub-continent steeped in illusion.

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Walmart: The eyes of the nation are on you!

Gun control advocates massed at a Walmart store a few miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School to demand the company stop selling rifles.

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What can today's activists learn from Emancipation Proclamation?

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed Jan. 1, 1863, freed slaves in states - and parts of states - that were at war with the United States.

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Is the right-wing era over? Not yet

Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.

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2012 “Are You Serious?” awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"

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The Second Amendment Is a dangerous anachronism

Three days after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., I was astonished to read a hard-hitting editorial in the Plain Dealer that ended with the following.

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Majority backs higher taxes on the rich

Many - a significant portion I would argue - disapprove of the "fiscal cliff" deal because it does not increase taxes enough on the wealthy.

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The mailman learns from Bob Moore the whole grain guy

I did not start my career as a letter carrier until I was 41 years old. Before that, I spent the majority of my working life as a self-employed small businessman.

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“Free the Wilmington Ten!” forty years later

Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.

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Bring the jobs home

Making smartphones abroad that could be made here is not so smart.

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