Opinion

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For the victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, end nuclear arms

Nuclear weapons have not been used in warfare since Hiroshima and Nagasaki - but such good fortune may not last forever.

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Captain America’s star-spangled banter

Captain America is a classic comic tale-turned-cinema, but in its shift from paper to big screen, a few things may have been lost in translation.

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“Voices from Iraq”: Lest we forget

Iraqis tell harrowing stories, reminding us that even if the troops come home, the United States has a debt to pay to the people of Iraq.

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Children's mental health and war

Children of soldiers deployed in Iraq for longer times were more likely to have mental health issues than those whose parents were not.

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Money and values on the 4th of July

The Midwest is awash in flags and bumper stickers boasting support for the troops and the good ol' red, white and blue. But, lately we have seen more and more "Come home!" messages.

Majority favors taxing rich, ending war to cut deficit

The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.

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“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

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U.S. prepares dangerous Iraq exit

This summer the U.S. may be facing its "most dangerous remaining mission" in Iraq - getting our troops out.

Victory Day celebrated abroad

Here in the U.S. May 8th is called "Victory in Europe" day. We should celebrate it more than we do.

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

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