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Moral Mondays and misestimated mandates

If you haven't heard about them already, "Moral Mondays" is the name given to a new protest movement in North Carolina.

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Immigration reform threatened in the House

This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.

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Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg really thinks

Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.

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Immigration bill, despite flaws, needs united push for House passage

It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.

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Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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The left needs to stop self-marginalizing

For too long the left has not been a major player on our political scene. But that could well change in the coming decade.

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Carl Reinstein, fighter for workers, equality, dies at 96

Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.

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Defense argues Bradley Manning motivated by “humanist” beliefs

As the Bradley Manning trial begins this week, it has become clear Manning's motivation is the keystone of the government prosecution.

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D.C. court nominations put spotlight on filibuster

"The country needs a Senate that works as our founders intended."

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Cancer patients more likely to go bankrupt

Cancer patients are twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer, a study in Washington State has found.

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