Opinion

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Free speech, or safe spaces? Don't make students choose

We must challenge the problematic constructs in society that have driven young activists to seek sanctuary, and provide them with the room to create.

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Police accountability report highlights “Chicago’s shame”

We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope. 

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Rebuild America's infrastructure

We didn't need the horrors of children at risk from fouled lead pipes in Flint, Michigan to know that our infrastructure is dangerously decrepit.

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For this worker, Indian Point nuclear leak was no surprise

As an ironworker you can end up working in some interesting places; Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of New York City along the Hudson River, was one of them.

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Asleep at wheel: Carriers profit from trucker training mills

A recent New York Times editorial urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stop "dawdling" on issuing federal regulations for truck driver training.

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The stakes for workers' rights in 2014

We are now in the midst of a full-fledged class war against America's working people. Those directly firing the shots at the U.S. working class are an array of state lawmakers bought and paid for by powerful right wing groups.

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Behind the headlines: Walmart and workplace safety

Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.

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South Dakota commits shocking genocide against Native Americans

Without consent or authority, South Dakota officials remove American Indian children from their families and place them in the foster care system, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

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NYC transit worker’s death prompts training reflection

Moore's tragic death marks the end of the longest period in the history of the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) without the death of a union-represented worker on the tracks.

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The Second Amendment and racism

The Second Amendment continues to provide cover for racism just as its original intent was to protect slavery.

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