Opinion

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Hillary Clinton, Frederick Douglass, and imagination: A lesson in dialectics

Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016. 

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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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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 2): Building real political independence

American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.

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Socialism: Fight for something or you’ll lose everything

I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 1): Grasping the key link of struggle

Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena. 

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Clinton will win nomination, but Sanders’ revolution can’t quit now

Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.

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Trump’s got everyone asking: Is he a fascist?

The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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Police accountability report highlights “Chicago’s shame”

We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope. 

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Where is the Republican Party going?

The nomination battle is tearing the Republicans apart...or is it? If we only pay attention to the presidential contest, we could miss out on some important factors in this election.

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