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Ruth Conniff celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of The Other America.
The 9 Most Loathsome Lobbyists Ian Murphy
This bunch is vile even by Washington's low standards.
Arizona Insurgent Kari Lydersen
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Sage of Somalia Moustafa Bayoumi
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A Letter to June Jordan Alice Walker
Missing a friend and a powerful voice that was stilled ten years ago.
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Will Durst rates the potential GOP VP picks.
Dave Zirin judges a new Olympic event.
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Jim Hightower doesn't want to eat Agent Orange Corn.