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Labor Unites Voters, Activists From All Sides of the Political Spectrum

Organized labor is a foundation upon which our society is built, and its efforts have led to some of the most critical reform of the last century in this country. It is the institution that allows wor...
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“Health Care Is a Human Right That Should Be Kept Affordable and Accessible”

It’s finally upon us: the court case of the decade. Not since Bush v. Gore (2000) has a Supreme Court case garnered such widespread coverage and clout before a decision has even been passed — alth...
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Colorblindness Doesn’t Mean Turning a Blind Eye

It is so puzzling to me that many of my peers truly earnestly believe we now live in a colorblind society. On the one hand, I can understand where they’re coming from: there are far fewer instances ...
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Baby-Eating: Still the Obvious Solution to Our Economic Woes

In his seminal 1729 essay, “A Modest Proposal,” social theorist Jonathan Swift presented a plan to solve Irish poverty through the exploitation of a valuable, renewable resource. Swift proposed in...
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It’s All About the Trends: The Economy’s Recovery

It would be a complete falsehood to claim that the Great Recession went better than most people think. In fact, it was far worse than we ever expected (back in 2008 that is): 5.1 percent shrinkage of ...
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Left Said: Governmental Investment Paves Road to Recovery

President Obama faces a strangely familiar problem in proposing a federal budget this year: fostering a sound economy while appealing to a political climate that detests many of the measures necessary...
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If Even the Catholics Agree, Who Is Left Fighting Against Free Birth Control?

Once again, rumors are streaming in that Obama has a vendetta against religion. I’ll give it to them: At least this time they have a specific policy in mind, as opposed to the lack of any serious ac...
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Presidential Address Calls for Equality, Accountability

The President’s State of the Union address was a laudable effort to get the country back on track by outlining agreeable and necessary policy proposals for the following year and resetting the agend...
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Society Isn’t Colorblind Yet, So Our Laws Shouldn’t Be

Affirmative action is the misunderstood child of liberal politics in America. The reasons for and details of its implementation are hardly understood by most Americans today. It’s not “reverse rac...
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Political Correctness: Words Matter

I get really ticked off when I hear the term “political correctness,” but not for the reason you’d think. Think about how many times you’ve actually heard someone use it in a positive, non-iro...
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Left Said: Make Sanctions, Not War

It should be pretty clear to most observers by now that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program. While they haven’t yet enriched uranium to the...
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ID Laws Isolate, Marginalize Specific Voters

Issues alone do not determine election results; the makeup of the electorate is the most important factor. This is why getting out the vote is so important to any political campaign; voter persuasion ...
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“One Cannot Simply Will a War to End”

“We often hear them say, with false resignation in their voices, that ‘war is hell,’ but it isn’t. Hell is an abstraction; war is tourniquets, amputations, paraplegics, orphans, widows, tortur...
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Political Columnists Deconstruct OWS Movement – Left Said

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. Right under my nose, against any expectations I ever had, and apart from any institutions or organizations I’ve been a part of, an inspiring new mov...
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Anti-Immigration Inconsistent With American Identity

Left Said: Anti-immigrant groups seem to lie in two main camps. The first claims that immigration is an economic concern — U.S. wages are being undercut by illegal and unregulated labor — and that...
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