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  • Robert B. Reich: To serve society

    The 19 firefighters who died battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first responders to 9/11 and other emergencies, and members of the armed forces, those...
  • Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'

    Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'
    WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • For once if not for all, election will offer a real choice

     
    Supporters of the tea party movement and I find ourselves in a rare moment of agreement: This is shaping up as the election we want. By asking wonky, far-right Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate, presumptive......
  • Weak tea

     
    The Southtown Star reports: Steve Balich said the Will County Tea Party movement he helped organize is disbanding in name, but not spirit, after gains by Democrats in the Nov. 6 election.... Balich, of Homer Glen, blamed the movement’s demise......
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • 100 years later, a brave suffragette on a horse still inspires

    100 years later, a brave suffragette on a horse still inspires
    At the 100th anniversary of Washington's Women's Suffrage Parade on Sunday, participants will march in the bold tradition of suffragette Inez Milholland — even if they, and most of America, have never heard of her. Of all the images and people...
  • Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels

    Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels
    Back in the 1980s, “divestment” was a term for a student-driven campaign to force colleges and universities to end their financial connections to companies doing business with South Africa’s brutal white apartheid regime. Today, the...
  • Tea party attempting to remake itself

    The tea party, facing lagging interest, is searching for a path to renewed relevance. Gone are the annual April 15 mass rallies protesting taxes and government spending. New leaders are changing priorities in Broward and Palm Beach county chapters....
  • 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback

    'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback
    In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
  • Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin

    Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape. There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
  • Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'

    Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'
    Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...