Opinion

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Widening wealth gap exposes America’s cultural commitment to inequality

"I believe these truths to be self-evident: America is committed to inequality."

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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#NoBillNoBreak –25 hours of history

My phone fired off notifications from Facebook and Periscope about every five minutes,  signal flares from a body of people angered by a crisis of GOP gridlock and apathy.

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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.

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Envisioning a modern, democratic, peaceful, and green socialism

The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing. 

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Amtrak across America: A hemisphere through moving windows

Riding the rails from Los Angeles to Connecticut provides a feast for the eyes and an opportunity to reflect on the changes America has seen - plus those still to come.

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The Bernie movement moves on

Sanders supporters are faced with a dilemma. Having had a chance to support an avowed socialist, it's not going to be easy for many to switch gears. 

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