Opinion

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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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Socialism isn’t perfect, but it’s damn better than what we have

If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.

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A lesson I learned from Donald Trump

I understand why protesters blocked access to Donald Trump's rally in Arizona. But I don't agree. History has shown the danger of silencing speech.

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How a Trump addict can beat withdrawal symptoms!

The shock was too much for me to handle: Donald Trump said he would begin to act "presidential."

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How to weather the next few years of climate change

Our world is changing as we fiddle with climate change denier nonsense while watching the oceans rise, acidify and lose oxygen, and extreme drought and weather slap us.

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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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Plotting for Gus Hall and free speech at Blue Moon Tavern

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.

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Low-ball to snowball: Underestimating poverty among older Americans

Instead of a life lived in dignity, many senior citizens have to scrimp, accept charitable hand-outs, and decide whether to pay for medicine or go hungry.

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An open letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

"Instead of going in to work at Verizon, I stood outside with a picket sign. I'm on strike because it's time for you to listen to us."

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Worked to death: The aging face of the American labor force

A tidal wave of older adults over 65 is already crashing down on lawmakers, yet they won't plan to meet the needs of low income older adults over the long term.

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