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Dep. Fire Chief Joseph Curry 9/11

Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres / U.S. Navy

Eighteen years later, the death toll is still climbing. Read more




For many people, marijuana offers a viable alternative to opioid use. Read more


Puzder, Acosta, Scalia

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The President has had poor luck with labor secretaries, and now he is poised to nominate Eugene Scalia, whose anti-regulatory advocacy two decades ago helped fuel today’s opioid epidemic. That’s not the best credential for a future labor secretary. Read more


Criminalizing undocumented workers will not stop people from hiring them. It only makes them more exploitable. Read more


How many budding job-creators will we now turn away? Read more


Scientific self-regulation is only as effective as the field’s ability to corral its strongest egos. In other words, it’s not. Read more

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Never Again (Munich)

Senior Airman Briana Jones / U.S. Air Force

I’m not saying the events of the Holocaust are repeating themselves right now. I’m saying that, as a Jew, I carry with me the memory of what can happen when everyday people allow our leaders to scapegoat an entire community. Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

How can it be that in a world where there’s a mass shooting in the morning and a mass shooting in the evening, there’s never any time at all when it’s appropriate to talk about gun laws? Read more

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“They’re suffering. The trade wars are not helping that whatsoever.” Read more


Wherever working people were hurting, he was ready to organize. From immigrant rights to taxi workers, he believed in the power of everyday people, when organized, to change everything. Read more


Being told to “go back” reveals the desire of white America to bleach away the blood stains of its original sin: slavery. And there's been a long line of efforts to do that. Read more



Peter Haden

Clearly, if the appalling conditions in detention centers are an improvement from what they are fleeing, these migrants have a sufficient basis for seeking asylum in the United States. Read more



Darragh O Connor

“Negative partisanship” is becoming a main feature of the modern political landscape. Read more



Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely. Read more




From Harvard to UW-Madison, students are protesting the wrong people. Read more

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Mexico-U.S. border

Veronica Gonzales

History shows why it’s smart to recognize our neighbor as a natural ally. Read more

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The Stonewall riots mark the beginning of only one story. LGBTQ histories are deeper and messier and more nuanced than that one story can capture. Read more


It is time for Congress and this administration to recommit to the deal between the United States, our allies, and Iran, to prevent unnecessary destruction, suffering, and death. Read more



Woody Osborne

Americans lost big-time when the Trump Administration renewed two leases for a Chilean corporation to mine sulfide-ore copper right on the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Read more



Taher Husaink

With his re-election, rightwing populists of various stripes are firmly in charge of many of the world’s largest democracies. Read more