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Re-imagining the meaning of family

" "In the Family" (#10 on my list) played in Portland for less than a week. First-time director Patrick Wang, ...

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Don’t Play Politics with the Debt Limit

" It is also time to set the record straight about the debt limit – what it is, what it ...

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Good for Football and Good for America

"Sports is one of the most race-neutral meritocracies in America. From the record-shattering feats of Jesse Owens to the transcendent ...

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The Roaring Twenties Are Back

"Many of us who have reached Social Security age had a pretty good run. We lived through those heady days ...

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Lessons of ‘The Butler’ Still Relevant Today

" We tend to think of politicians, pundits and school books as the great troubadours of history and shapers of ...

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History Can Move in Two Directions at Once

" In my time as an organizer, I have been guided by the words of many people - activists and ...

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Lesson in Mindfulness

I despair of conveying just how rich and profound an experience watching "Museum Hours" can be.

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Political Side Effects of Tolerating Legal Pot

"Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the federal government wouldn’t challenge Colorado and Washington state’s ability to implement a ...

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Painful Truths

"It's hard to imagine a setting for a play more challenging and complex than the slave trade. It's a history ...

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Gender Oppression Confronted

The play centers on three young women who find themselves taking refuge in the convent: Jesusa, a Mestiza (half-Spanish and ...

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We Have Come Far; Still Much Has Stayed the Same

"I joined over 150,000 people at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was a powerful moment that ...

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Health Industry Giants Geared to Profits

"As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, ...

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50 Years after Martin Luther King Jr. made History

In the 50 years that have followed that march, Dr. King's words have echoed everywhere and inspired multitudes. Today, senior ...

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Let’s Do Something Before It’s Too Late

"...nearly a year’s worth of global economic output we’ll all have to spend coping with the extreme weather and other ...

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Justice for Trayvon is About Justice for all

National Urban League president Marc H. Morial, examines the affects of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case further.