Opinion

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Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.

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Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.

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Blues never die: B.B. King reigned but music lives on

No one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Suicide sweeping Indian Country is genocide

There must be an end to this poverty and racist-spawned crisis.

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Freddie Gray, burning Baltimore and constitutional rights

While in police custody, Freddie Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at the neck."

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Leaked emails a reminder of comics' anti-woman problem

Emails uncovered by Wikileaks, and anti-woman comments in an interview with Avengers actors, do not paint a nice picture of how Marvel views women.

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Judge recognizes personhood of chimpanzee plaintiff

A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.

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Indigenous people walk off set of Adam Sandler film "Ridiculous Six"

Reducing a whole group of people down to stereotypes further dehumanizes Native people.

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People of the U.S. are key to ending blockade of Cuba

The biggest problem facing foreign policy makers today may not be apparent to the average person browsing the internet.

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Gutting teacher tenure hurts the children

Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.

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