Opinion

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Triangle fire: then and now

While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.

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"Black Death": a film about plague, horror, deep thoughts

"Black Death" is a thought provoking and frightening tale set in 1348 England.

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Timely reading: “Engels, A Revolutionary Life”

The book has romance, adventure and a touch of intrigue.

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Richard Wright: a great peoples artist and journalist

It is time to restore Richard Wright's place fully as a major people's artist and ground breaking journalist of the 20th century.

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What Frederick Douglass tells us about today

Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.

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The real Ronald Reagan on his 100th birthday

In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.

On lessons of New Deal, GOP fails miserably

The New Deal economic recovery programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s showed how to solve economic crises without resorting to war.

Coming to terms with the Confederacy

Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?

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"Made in Dagenham": feisty women who know how to fight

The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.

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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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