Opinion

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St. Louis single mom swept into office on winds of change

"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."

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Chicago’s mayoral election: A tale of two cities

Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.

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Gutting teacher tenure hurts the children

Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.

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Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 

State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."

Why black and brown lives matter for all lives

On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.

Senate stalling on Lynch nomination is "unconscionable"

The tea party is holding Lynch's confirmation hostage.

Selma 2015: a massive gathering but a long march ahead

What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?

Terry Pratchett, 66: fantasy author's own narrative closes

Fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett died Mar. 12, leaving several library shelves' worth of published literature behind, as well as the legacy it created.

GOP letter to Iran: a national disgrace

The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.