Opinion

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Obama must recommit to eliminating nuclear arms in Hiroshima

Tomorrow, Obama will visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. He should recommit to the goal of global nuclear disarmament. 

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Don’t panic yet: 2016 Democratic primary resembles 2008

In May 2008, 60 percent of Clinton supporters were willing to vote for Obama. This year, 72 percent of Sanders' voters say they'll back Clinton against Trump.

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Socialism or capitalism: A life-or-death difference

Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.

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Should Sanders take it all the way to the convention?

Hillary, if she is smart, will tip her hat and extend a hand to Bernie long before they meet in Philadelphia. 

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The electoral college, the two-party trap, and the presidential election

It will soon be time to face the reality of the two-party system; either the Republicans or the Democrats will win the presidency.

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America must renew its infrastructure or face decline

Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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“Measures of despair”: Chicago desperate for action on violence and poverty

A poll just released depicts a city that is losing faith in its basic public institutions, from the police to the mayor's office.

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Left Strategy 2016: A narrow defeat of Trump's racism is not enough

The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.

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Socialism: Only practical hope, not narrow fantasies, need apply

Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.

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