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Strike Is One More Step Toward Lawless Presidency

"Mission accomplished," announced President Donald Trump after the U.S., France and England unleashed over 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people.

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Winnie Mandela Bore Scars of Battle, Helped Heal Nation

This week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa. To many, she was loved as the "mother of the nation" even in her final days.

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We Must Continually Fight to Carry On King's Work

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America.

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The Poverty Crisis 50 Years After King Assassination

April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

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Our Most Vulnerable Live in Poverty

Our news is driven by scandal, crisis, and tragedy. A bridge falls in Florida. Trump insults someone in a tweet. Stormy Daniels sues the president, and his lawyers file motions against her. Facebook allows the personal data of 50 million people to be used without their knowledge. And so on.

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Trump Does the Right Thing with North Korea Move

Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat for his snap decision to talk face to face with Kim Jong-un of North Korea. His aides caution that the meeting may never take place, that concrete conditions must be met for it to happen.

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Assault On Right to Vote Comes From Home-grown Reactionaries

This past weekend, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate "Bloody Sunday," the March 7, 1965, march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was savagely put down by police.

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The Janus Case and The Continuing Attack On Workers

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME; a ruling is expected in a few months. The case is the culmination of a concerted right-wing attack on the unions of teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and other public sector workers.

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Those Who Do Nothing On Gun Control Fail Our Children

The United States is failing in what surely is the first duty of government -- protecting our children from threats that they cannot deal with themselves. Voters and politicians are failing our children.

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Amid Spirit of Games, U.S. Plays Hardball

The picture of Vice President Mike Pence standing stiffly next to the trusted younger sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un at the Olympics in South Korea told a thousand words.

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