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The year we came to our senses

For a while it seemed like Americans might not be ready to face the future — a future that demands that this nation’s promise of equality be made real for all of our people. Then, out of the nation’s heartland, a fresh wind started to blow away the unfairness, prejudice and discrimination.

Confronting Big Oil

President Obama is taking on the oil and gas industry. He intends to save taxpayers $30 billion over the next 10 years by ending tax loopholes Big Oil has been enjoying on our dime.

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May Day -- Born in the USA

Many of us never learned in school that May Day, the most widely celebrated holiday in the world, was born here in the USA.

Binghamton and beyond: A deeper look at those who just snap

A series of mass killings in recent weeks has given some the impression that things are falling apart in this country. A deeper look is needed.

Missourians triumph over anti-civil rights plan

ST. LOUIS — Over the last few months one of the most important electoral struggles of 2008 played out in Missouri. The deceptively-named Missouri Civil Rights Initiative (MoCRI), which would have outlawed affirmative action programs here was blocked May 4 because petitions to get the measure on the ballot were not submitted.

No Child Left Behinds reading program marked failure

A key education program created under George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act has failed to produce results, according to a recent study by the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The study concluded that there was no difference in the reading comprehension scores between students who participated in the Reading First program and those who did not.

Moore flap could help change U.S. Cuba policy

Earlier this month, filmmaker Michael Moore announced that he had received a letter from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) accusing him of illegal travel to Cuba, and threatening prosecution.

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June 6 race could spell trouble for GOP

National attention is focusing on the June 6 special election in California’s 50th Congressional District, north of San Diego, to replace Republican Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Cunningham is now in prison after pleading guilty to taking bribes.

Tax bill to benefit super-rich

If you make $1-million-plus a year, you’ll be happy with the Republican tax bill signed by President Bush May 17. You’re set to save another $43,000.

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