Opinion

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A parting thought

With the end of the year fast approaching, I decided to join the pundits and leave one parting thought. So here goes!

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Crowded theaters: Quick view of holiday movies

Jim Lane reviews Black Swan, Tangled, The Tourist and True Grit.

Class warfare looms in 2011

We've already gotten a harbinger of the class warfare that the emboldened Republican right will wage against the people when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.

Which way forward for the left

After the midterm election, there is a vigorous debate taking place among left and progressive people about which way forward. Here is a contribution from Communist Party leader Jarvis Tyner.

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Lead Belly: A stunning life in pictures

"Good Night Irene" is one of the best-known songs in American culture. A new book gives us a chance to know the man who wrote it.

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"Fair Game": Valerie Plame, Iraq truth and lies

"Fair Game"  steadily explains how the truth was twisted, exploded, exploited and finally suppressed, to convince Americans to sacrifice our riches and our children in Iraq.

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Thank goodness for the GOP

I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.

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Prosperity Santa or austerity Grinch?

If you want Obama to pass the "Lincoln test" and choose Santa over the Grinch, better get busy.

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Richard Nixon’s tapes and the psychology of division

New tapes from the Nixon White House show Nixon's pathologic prejudices against virtually every ethnic group, particularly his crude anti-Semitism.

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