Opinion

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Obama and the right’s “brave new world”

Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.

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Fascism defeated 68 years ago; will it return?

On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.

The future of immigration reform

If people can't come across the Southern border, they will come down through Canada or as increasingly the case, by sea, to the Gulf or West coasts of the U.S.

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How was it growing up under communism?

Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.

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It’s always Passover: Freedom is a process

This is the season of Passover, the Jewish holiday of freedom from slavery in Egypt. Even if never substantiated as a historical event, it nevertheless has inspired liberation struggles all over the world.

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Hugo Chavez empowered and united

The untimely death of Chavez is evoking a heartfelt cry from millions of abused, marginalized, and exploited people across the globe.

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Margrit Pittman: 1919-2013

Margrit Pittman, a working class journalist and lifelong advocate of world peace, equality, and socialism died Feb. 4 in New York City. She was 93.

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Chavez’s legacy

He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.

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Crying and laughing about the holocaust?

It may be that a tragedy plus a comedy is the only way that Parisians can describe their feelings about what happened under Nazi occupation. Maybe it takes both?

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50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?

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