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Patricia A. Nugent: When Hillary Clinton announced that she’s again running for president, I cried.

I had also cried when I voted for her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. I didn’t realize they were that close to the surface, but when I actually saw … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Laura Gottesdiener: A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt

The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: Disunited States

The recent invitation John Boehner extended to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress was an unprecedented sign of disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. Usually, heads of state … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Hillary will win in November unless…

Hillary will win in November unless Americans want to end Social Security, Medicare & aid to public schools Now the media attacks on Hillary will begin in earnest, if for … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Jose Padua: Reflections on 2043 Which According to the Most Recent Census Data Is the Year When Whites Will No Longer Be the Majority in the United States

Although the odds are against it if I am still alive and able I will walk out the door of my house my head held high my legs moving strong … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Malcolm X Was Right About America

We are the nation Malcolm knew us to be. Human beings can be redeemed. Empires cannot. Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

William J. Astore: War Is the New Normal

 Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: The Conservative Mind

1. Believes that it is preserving the old ways, the ways of God and the “Founding Fathers” against encroaching evil. 2. Believes it is entitled to more wealth than others … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: The Marketing of American Individualism

On the morning after our most recent election debacle, I received a note from a bewildered Canadian friend: Not my place to comment, at least publicly, on another country’s political … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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