Opinion

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The House sit-in wasn’t dumb or great, it was a beginning

One action isn't going to do it. Progressives will have to do much more to break industry's choke hold on Congress.

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Time for the NRA’s members to step up

As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing. 

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Socialism: A once-in-10,000-years opportunity

For the first time since the earliest human societies, people have finally started to practically work toward a social order not based on exploitation.

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Billionaire Trump fleeces workers, small businesses

Using corporate practices favored by Wall Street, Trump made himself billions swindling and bankrupting untold numbers of hourly workers and small businesses.

One boxer remembers Ali

Muhammad Ali, who lived from January 17, 1942 to June 3, 2016, may not have been the best boxer to ever live, but he may have been the greatest human...

Gay PW writer wins the wine at Yale reunion storyfest

"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.

Corey Stewart, Trump’s man in Virginia, promises hell for undocumented immigrants

The xenophobic bloviator has already done some damage in Prince William County. Now he wants to be governor.

What we talk about when we talk about socialism

Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.

Clinton and Trump point America in two very different directions

This election is less a choice about personality than about direction, less about individuals than about movements.

The Champ’s greatest battle: The fight for peace

I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word for what I think was Muhammad Ali's greatest fight of all - his relentless fight for peace.