Opinion

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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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“Measures of despair”: Chicago desperate for action on violence and poverty

A poll just released depicts a city that is losing faith in its basic public institutions, from the police to the mayor's office.

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American-Russian analyst laments the new Cold War

American-born Justin Lifflander, graduate of Cornell University, arrived in Russia (then the USSR) in 1987 as a driver-mechanic for the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

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Police accountability report highlights “Chicago’s shame”

We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope. 

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Where is the Republican Party going?

The nomination battle is tearing the Republicans apart...or is it? If we only pay attention to the presidential contest, we could miss out on some important factors in this election.

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Alabama tractors till the soil of U.S.-Cuban cooperation

Saul Berenthal and Horace Clemmons have a dream - they want to outfit the farmers of Cuba with small, customizable, easy-to-repair tractors.

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Pivotal Wisconsin primary highlights problems with nomination system

The upcoming Wisconsin primary could be a make-or-break moment for Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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Obama’s back from Havana; struggle against Cuba blockade continues

Why continue supporting a policy overwhelmingly rejected by the U.S. population while the rest of the world watches in amazement?

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Remembering Ferguson and the birth of a movement

They stood up and in a simple act, spoke his name - Mike Brown. Others have stood up since.

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