Opinion

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Older America: From crisis to action

By 2030, the United States will have more older people living in poverty than the entire populations of Australia and New Zealand combined.

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Gay PW writer wins the wine at Yale reunion storyfest

"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.

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Worked to death: The aging face of the American labor force

A tidal wave of older adults over 65 is already crashing down on lawmakers, yet they won't plan to meet the needs of low income older adults over the long term.

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For this worker, Indian Point nuclear leak was no surprise

As an ironworker you can end up working in some interesting places; Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of New York City along the Hudson River, was one of them.

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

Flint residents are Americans, but they are forgotten; state officials led by Gov. Snyder have shown that they consider the residents disposable.

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Stand up for Flint's children

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials should be held fully accountable for their role in the poisoning of the children of Flint.

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Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.

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Michelle Obama's deeply moving words

At the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, Michelle Obama spoke of the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome discrimination.

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My story: why Oregon should adopt health care for all

"In my mid-50s, with no savings and less than $17,000 a year in business income, I'm left picking up the pieces of my life."

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Pass paid family and sick leave now!

Both parents are working in over 60 percent of families, but the U.S. remains the only developed country without a paid family and sick leave policy.

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