Opinion

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Minnesota oil spill largely unreported, spills by rail hit new high

Here's something troubling for environmentalists to contemplate: Have oil spills become so common, so normal, that the media only bothers to highlight the largest-scale disasters?

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One year after Newtown and I am still angry

One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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More than regrets needed after D.C. shooting

A number of things came together to contribute to this latest mass shooting; many of those factors must be dealt with, and soon.

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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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Climate change tied to extreme weather

The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.

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Arctic drilling? Cain should not be able!

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  provides a home to countless species of wildlife, some of which are endangered.

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My 9/11: The smoke that preceded tragedy

Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.

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Progressives prepare for zombie doomsday

Will this weekend bring the rapture or one big zombie apocolypse?

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The people of Japan are in our hearts

We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of Japan in the unfathomable tragedy that is still unfolding, and we think about the wider implications.

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.

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