Opinion

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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Impressions of marriage

I'm a guy who's never been married, but I have some definite impressions of the institution that I'd like to share: You see, I marry people, 300 couples a year!

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Accumulation of greenhouse gases a "planetary emergency"

If eloquent words and scientific data don't move you to be a better steward of this fragile place we call Earth, then make it personal.

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Is the Earth overpopulated?

We must bring down the population through universal education, and government assisted family planning programs; doing so is a necessary condition of controlling global warming.

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Apocalypses everywhere: Is there any hope in a gloom-doom-filled era?

Living a life so saturated with apocalypses undoubtedly takes a toll, so let's lift the lid off the A-word, take a peek inside, and examine how it affects everyday life.

 

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Pete Seeger and the revolutionary power of song

The world is mourning the death of Pete Seeger, the lanky folksinger with a banjo, who proved in his 94 years the awesome power of song as a force for revolutionary change.

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Canadian town hosts conference on utopian socialist colonies

Sointula village lived up to its name, which means "place of harmony" in Finnish, hosting more than 100 visitors for a conference on utopian socialist colonies in the Pacific Northwest.

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Why Rolling Stone's "Bomber" cover triggered explosion of outrage

After Rolling Stone magazine placed Tsarnaev Dzhokhar on their cover in a flattering rock star image, many protested saying it was a terrible move - and they may be right.

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Google Glass: Vision for the future, or the eyes of Big Brother?

For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.

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Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.

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