Opinion

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More military force is not the answer

President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.

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Terrorism and the lessons of African American history

President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.

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Lilo Heller, 94: Holocaust victim and citizen of the world

Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.

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Walking with the poor

"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.

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James Raines, 40; member of CPUSA and fearless organizer

It was James's life experiences - the economic hardship and decline of the post-industrial era - that led him to socialism and compelled him to care for those around him.

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Obama and the politics of outrage

Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.

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Wealth concentration report blasts hole in right-wing policies

We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.

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Taking on inequality

Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world.

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Fact-checking my inbox

I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."

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Reformers, radicals, and challenging Wall Street

Gretchen Morgenson isn't a household name, and probably never will be. But on Wall Street, everybody knows her.

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