Opinion

"Small government" ideas promote big business practices

In April 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates.

Racial wealth gap grows to record highs

Wealth gaps have always been much greater than income gaps, but the changes have never seen the magnitude in the past few years.

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The real problem with Glenn Beck’s Norway comments

Breivik was a Christian, anti-Muslim, anti-Marxist, small government, right-wing, lunatic. Sound familiar?

Scott Walker's new voter suppression ploy: shutting DMVs

Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.

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Real patriotism and the 4th of July

Real patriotism requires coming to terms with the grimmer side of American history.

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Equal and quality education? It's about the money

If we want to preserve America's status as a world leader, we had better start pouring money into preparing poor kids for leadership.

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Republicans take aim at early voting

Early voting, a key element in President Barack Obama's victory in 2008, is under fierce attack by the Republican Party.

Jim Crow move over, the Wisconsin GOP is here

Voters will for the first time be required to show photo identification this summer in recall elections seeking to unseat several Republican legislators.

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"Chinese Massacre" dramatizes little-known history

Playwright Tom Jacobson takes a Howard Zinn-like "people's history" look at Los Angeles, revealing a little-known pogrom against L. A.'s then-200 inhabitants of Chinese ancestry.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

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