Opinion

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Apocalypses everywhere: Is there any hope in a gloom-doom-filled era?

Living a life so saturated with apocalypses undoubtedly takes a toll, so let's lift the lid off the A-word, take a peek inside, and examine how it affects everyday life.

 

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“Revolutionary” mayor, Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Miss., dies

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who has been described as "America's most revolutionary mayor," died suddenly Feb. 25 at the age of 66.

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Tap the disability rights movement’s untapped power

Though Marx and Engels may not have predicted the rise of an engaged population of people with disabilities, they did predict the push toward "improvement."

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Five reasons to expect hope and change in 2014

The tide is starting to turn, and we can be hopeful that 2014 will truly be a Year of  Action for democratic and progressive victories.  Here are five reasons why.

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Toni Harp sworn in as mayor of New Haven

The auditorium and overflow room at New Haven's Career High School were packed on as Toni Harp was sworn in.

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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View from Dallas: Let’s not forget what JFK did

While the nation at large prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, few cities have a slate of activities to rival that of Dallas.

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Is right-wing extremism the new norm?

You've probably seen or heard of protests against the affordable health care act, against raising the minimum wage, against marriage equality, and more than anything against stronger gun laws.

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GOP strategy: Tune out, turn off, drop out

The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.

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Sandinistas, de Blasio, and American democracy

Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.

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