Opinion

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Washington football team’s name must be changed

Several thousand people protested the name of the Washington's football team at a Minnesota Vikings home game recently.

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Which Rob Lowe is the real creep?

It takes a special kind of hubris for a celebrity to hold up his real self for us to admire while making a fool out of lost souls and deadbeats.

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Asleep at wheel: Carriers profit from trucker training mills

A recent New York Times editorial urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stop "dawdling" on issuing federal regulations for truck driver training.

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This is what I see when I drive

As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.

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What our society needs to learn from the Ray Rice scandal

Football, despite its violent and masculinist culture, isn't an island unto itself, but rather a microcosm of social crisis that ripples across every segment of our larger society.

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Sweaty palms and election choices: Your mailman talks turkey

The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.

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Black and Brown brought together by Ferguson police killing

But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.

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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cop stop: Driving while gay

The police officer ordered us all out of the car. Shortly, another police car pulled up and two more officers joined the first.

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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