Opinion

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Why I’m voting for Obama and Democrats as a person of faith

This season overlaps with another period of reflection on the theme of outgoing and incoming: the end of President Obama's first term and his re-election to a second.

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The truth about teacher tenure

A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.

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Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.

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Chicago teachers agree: Children do deserve better

The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.

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Paintings by the late Blanche Wille slated for show

The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.

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Video: DREAMers go to Navy Pier for “deportation relief”

Navy Pier transformed into New York's Ellis Island. Instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, immigrant families saw the Chicago skyline.

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Romney, Obama and the real Jerusalem issue

The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.

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Reader voices: Understanding Sikhism

America has the fourth largest concentration of Sikhs in the world, behind Canada, U.K. and India, which has the largest population of this religious group.

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Today in labor history: Swaziland gains independence

Swaziland officially became independent from its former colonial ruler, the United Kingdom.

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