Opinion

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Happy fifth birthday, Dodd-Frank Act

Five years ago, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank act into law.

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Tell Congress to support peace with Iran

Experts call its curbs on Iran's potential nuclear weapons development more complete than anything they had expected. But the pact is about much more than nuclear weapons.

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Chattanooga deaths being called an act of domestic terrorism

Why is a mass murderer who kills in the name of white supremacy not considered a terrorist but a killer who, currently, has no known ideological motive is?

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Greece put its faith in democracy, but Germany vetoed it

The heroic struggle of the Greek people against a nation-killing austerity regime has failed, at least for now.

By any other name, discrimination is discrimination

Isn't it about time for us to stop claiming God when it suits our purpose or offends our sensibilities?

Professor Walter T. Howard, 63: activist, teacher, organizer

Dr. Howard, the son of a long line of coal miners, was born November 23, 1951 in Hazard, Kentucky.

Ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba an uphill battle in Congress

Denying U.S. citizens their Constitutional right to travel and exchange personal experience with their Cuban brothers and sisters is a stupid policy.

From symbol to substance, is a new South coming?

Only continued action to bring us together can insure that we overcome those who would use terror and fear to drive us apart.

An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.