Opinion

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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One in three vets say war’s not worth it

In post-9/11 America, one out of three veterans believe the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were not worth fighting, according to opinion surveys by the Pew Research Center.

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Reader voices: A suggestion on homeless veterans

The obvious answer is raise the taxes significantly for those mentioned above and reduce the inflated military budget.

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The "good" war's invisible wounds

Mythologizing and romanticizing World War II ignores its complex legacy.

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Your mailman contemplates Obamacare

As this national debate plays out, I hope we all take some time to stop and really consider what kind of nation we want to leave our children.

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Do right by veterans

Veterans face challenges of joblessness, homelessness, and visible and "invisible" injuries - a real tribute means doing right, not right-wing, by them.

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Roy Kaufman, freedom fighter, dies at 80

CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.

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CD for veterans and kin: Until You Come Home

With "Until You Come Home," singer-songwriter George Mann is able to offer up not only a strong musical statement on behalf of veterans of our recent wars but also one about his own fallen comrade, Julius Margolin.

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A veteran reflects on the left and the peace movement

The left has done a poor job of speaking to veterans, and that's unfortunate.

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Tales of hard times on the coast

On California's north coast, the sea used to provide many a worker and family a decent living - but no longer.

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