Opinion

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."

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Racial wealth gap quadruples in 20 years

Capitalism is bad for working-class people. Unregulated capitalism is even worse.

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Is Rand Paul,  a: prejudiced,  b: a chauvinist,  c: a racist?

Nazi demo not a “coincidence”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall off of 1st and Spring Street last month to rally against the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement demonstration, the largest white-supremacist organization in the country, according to their official website.

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An appeal from Arizona

Things are truly the worst here in Arizona. I was born and raised in this beautiful state. It's been a challenge but it's not been insane - til now.

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Hate speech can bring deadly results

Fifteen years after Oklahoma City bombing, a similar dangerous trend is developing. Politicians and political activists who engage in ultra-right hate speech play a role in provoking violence.

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“Gone with the Wind” days in Virginia

In the 2006 Senate election in Virginia, incumbent Republican George Allen was defeated by Democrat Jim Webb after undergoing what is called here his "macaca moment."

How capitalist health care lets women die

The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.

Racial profiling of Muslims continues charges speaker

 Racial and religious profiling and assaults on constitutional freedoms enacted by the Bush Administration have continued unabated.

Tea party’s ugly reality: racism, sexism, homophobia

The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.

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