Opinion

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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.

The Civil War, our fiery trial

150 years ago today, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.

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The "good" war's invisible wounds

Mythologizing and romanticizing World War II ignores its complex legacy.

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A real "moment of truth"

There is another way to turn around the annual deficit and ultimately eliminate the national debt.

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Killing Libya in order to save it

Once again the U.S. is using depleted uranium munition, this time in Libya.

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