Opinion

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Richard Sherman and a changing story line

What Sherman said wasn't gracious to his defeated opponent, but it was by no means out of bounds, nothing that would warrant the controversy that followed.

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Pete Seeger and the revolutionary power of song

The world is mourning the death of Pete Seeger, the lanky folksinger with a banjo, who proved in his 94 years the awesome power of song as a force for revolutionary change.

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Carter Camp, warrior for Native rights, dies at 72

After decades of struggle, Camp died Dec. 27, 2013 on tribal land in White Eagle, Okla. He was 72.

 

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Going postal: when tragedy becomes a business

"I was doing my usual daily routine, putting the letters into their slots so they would be in order for delivery that day; then I hear it: Pop Pop Pop!"

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Snowden and our civil liberties

We add our voice to the many calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program.

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I spent 19 days in a psychiatric hospital — and loved every minute

My impression of such treatment centers was quite negative. Then I was a patient in one.

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Top 10 television shows of 2013

Television series, as of late, have taken risks, made leaps in creative writing, and even moved beyond cable TV.

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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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Remembering Mandela’s visit to Washington

Mandela was greeted by a standing ovation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus erupted in cheers to welcome this great freedom fighter.

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A handshake that shook the world

In the spirit of Nelson Mandela, President Obama stopped and shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial to Mandela in South Africa.


 

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