Opinion

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My father, Southern Baptists, and the battle for the soul of America

What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.

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Reflections on the Communist Party convention

Recently the CPUSA held its 30th National Convention in Chicago. It was an impressive event showcasing the party's depth of work throughout the movements for justice.

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Football trademark decision suggests path to bring back outsourced jobs

On June 18, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six registered trademarks which it had previously granted to the Washington football team for its name.

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Child refugee crisis: battle for America’s soul

Since 2011, the number of "unaccompanied" children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has skyrocketed; since Oct. 2013, 52,000 have arrived, and the total may soon reach 90,000.

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Every day, somebody new is raising hell

"One day it's the Dreamers, the next day it's Walmart moms and fast food workers, and then the Moral Monday movement the day after that."

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Defeating the cycle of death in Israel and Palestine

Can working class internationalism break down the walls of reactionary nationalism and prejudice which serve as chains holding both peoples down?

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Harris v. Quinn raises stakes for 2016 presidential election

The Supreme Court's latest assault on the Labor Movement - Harris vs. Quinn - shows how essential it is for Democrats to win the White House in 2016.

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Soaring college costs, soaring student debt: a dysfunctional system

The crisis of college costs and student debt is a reflection of capitalism's inherent tendencies, which poke at the wounds of an already injured economy.

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Worth repeating: July 4th should inspire us toward third revolution

Nine years ago we published a still-relevant editorial about the Fourth of July, titled "Toward a third revolution." What we said then bears repeating.

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Happy Independence Day!

A government "of the people, by the people, and for the people"?  Hardly.  Try a government "of the one percent, by the one percent, and for the one percent."

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