Opinion

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Celebrating Spanish Civil War veteran and lifelong activist Delmer Berg

The life of the last surviving member of the Lincoln Brigade was celebrated May 21 by friends and family.

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Obama must recommit to eliminating nuclear arms in Hiroshima

Tomorrow, Obama will visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. He should recommit to the goal of global nuclear disarmament. 

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America must renew its infrastructure or face decline

Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.

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What’s the point of the Panama Papers?

The one percent have so successfully taken over the U.S. tax code and manipulated it that they've hidden billions of dollars right here at home.

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Fifty years out of college and finally (almost) normal

Over the weekend of June 2-5 I'll be attending my Yale Class of 1966 50th reunion in New Haven, Conn.

 

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Free speech, or safe spaces? Don't make students choose

We must challenge the problematic constructs in society that have driven young activists to seek sanctuary, and provide them with the room to create.

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Grand Old Woman of U.S. Communism: Mother Bloor and Iowa farmers

Mother Bloor is famous in labor and radical circles, but unknown to many, she was also a key figure in the farmer's struggle in Iowa during the Depression.

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Left Strategy 2016: A narrow defeat of Trump's racism is not enough

The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.

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Sawant is wrong on Trump versus Clinton

The Bernie or Bust crowd misses the real differences between Clinton and Trump: On immigration, foreign policy and trade, Trump would be far worse.

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Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War, and they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

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