Opinion

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The "skills gap" myth: What's really driving down wages?

There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.

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How “zero tolerance” tolerates inequality

Despite zero evidence that zero tolerance policies improve school safety and discipline, they remain firmly in place today.

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What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.

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An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Confederate flag, like the swastika, has no place in our future

What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.

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South Carolina murders at Emanuel Church are terrorism, says Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart describes the murders at South Carolina's Emanuel Church as terrorism plain and simple. 

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"White privilege" is a racist concept

At its base "white skin privilege" tells white working folks that they do actually benefit from racism.

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State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."

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Muslim lives matter and all victims of hate crimes matter too

Perhaps the mother of all evils, or shall we say, the most potent of all evils in history has been ignorance and greed.

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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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