Opinion

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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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Wrong way on Iraq

President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.

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"Bourgeois politics" and the mature left

An immediate challenge for anybody who cares about the future of our democracy is the elections this fall: Whichever side wins will have a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

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Why LeBron’s return brings joy to Ohio

As an Ohio native, I have to admit I got a little teary eyed when NBA basketball star LeBron James announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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A month in my home country: What a trip!

What a trip! I had last visited my American home country three years earlier; during my visit last month I saw that some things hadn't changed much, some things had.

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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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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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