Opinion

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Fight for public workers is about freedom

The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.

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Public workers are US

Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.

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Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.

Is this about immigration?

What's really behind the sudden and righteous-sounding call from the senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, to change the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?

GOP goes after kids and Constitution

A key amendment to the U.S. Constitution is in the cross hairs of a frightening Republican campaign.

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

Of lynch mobs and lawsuits, immigration reform today

As the summer marches on, the possibility that a comprehensive immigration reform law be passed before the November elections is more and more problematic.

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Is Rand Paul,  a: prejudiced,  b: a chauvinist,  c: a racist?

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Hidden from history: Communists and civil rights

Recently I've been watching reruns of Eyes on the Prize--the old PBS documentary about the history of the civil rights movement--and a thought keeps barging in that wasn't there when I first saw it back in 1987: Why doesn't the Communist Party get some air time in this program?

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Black History video celebrates change-making movements

Video celebrates Black History Month with interviews of two Southern California participants in the great social movements for democracy and equality.

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