Opinion

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The mysteries of human capital

To most, capital means a bank account, a hundred shares of IBM stock, assembly lines, or steel plants. But such tangible forms are not the only type of capital.

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Millennials see Keystone as more than just a pipeline

The fight over Keystone is really about a generational shift in our energy paradigm and how we will survive the 21st century.

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Supreme Court extends attack on democracy with McCutcheon decision

The Supreme Court struck down limits on overall contributions to political parties and candidates. 

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Where is the movement to turn around this economy?

To really keep up with just population growth some 200,000 good jobs, ones that pay a living wage, need to be created each month.

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De Blasio calls for unity in the fight for quality education

In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.

The war that won't go away

Melvin Morris, 80, received a Medal of Honor this month. Why is he receiving it belatedly? Because he was discriminated against during the time of the U.S. War in Vietnam.

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Animals: Thinking, feeling, and emotional individuals

"I cannot see an animals' expression - eyes, behavior, purring, etc. - and convince myself that it's anything other than a thinking, feeling, emotional individual."

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Nuclear disarmament policy a mixed bag, at best

The ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the negotiation of a Fissile Materials Treaty, both of which the Obama administration favors, have been held up, one by the U.S. Senate, the other by another country.

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We are not going back!

From slavery to today's struggles against structural racism and for democracy for all, the African-American people continue to play a strategic role.

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Apocalypses everywhere: Is there any hope in a gloom-doom-filled era?

Living a life so saturated with apocalypses undoubtedly takes a toll, so let's lift the lid off the A-word, take a peek inside, and examine how it affects everyday life.

 

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