Opinion

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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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Asking wrong questions about Ebola (and other things)

Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.

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Ice buckets, Cuba, walking and wills

"Instead of competing against each other for precious donor dollars, the whole nation ought to join in a mass movement for universal health care."

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Your vote - it's your right - not a privilege!

For working women the results of the November 2014 election will determine much about your life on and off the job.

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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.

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Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.

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