Opinion

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Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 

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Strange convergence: Billie Holiday and Ethel Rosenberg at 100

They were each born into poverty six months and a hundred miles apart.

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Selma 2015: a massive gathering but a long march ahead

What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?

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Black History Month is American History Month

Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?

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Three-fifths a citizen: Are corporations really people?

Today there is another group who has figured out how to use the language of citizenship to twist the rules in their favor: Corporations.

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Terrorism and the lessons of African American history

President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.

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Lilo Heller, 94: Holocaust victim and citizen of the world

Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.

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Buffalo Tiger, Miccosukee Indian rights warrior passes on

As a Native leader, his advocacy contributed to hallmarks not just for his own tribe but for others throughout the wide expanse of Indian Country.

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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Twenty-five years later, the Cold War still blows hot

In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.

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