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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

The Symbolism Of One Adjunct Professor’s Death
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The Symbolism Of One Adjunct Professor’s Death

BY JIM HIGHTOWER If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference? If you’re Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. Margaret Mary died last summer at age 83 – and her death has turned her name into an emotional rallying cry for adjunct college teachers who’re seeking justice from their schools. Vojtko had taught French…

Rich Catholics Threaten Pope Francis – Because He Frightens Them
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Rich Catholics Threaten Pope Francis – Because He Frightens Them

BY JOE CONASON If anyone wonders whether Pope Francis has irritated wealthy conservatives with his courage and idealism, the latest outburst from Kenneth Langone left little doubt. Sounding both aggressive and whiny, the billionaire investor warned that he and his overprivileged friends might withhold their millions from church and charity unless the pontiff stops preaching…

Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America!
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Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America!

BY RALPH NADER The cruel impoverishment of the debate among the presidential and congressional candidates took a gigantic leap into the pits with Mitt Romney’s selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan from the deindustrialized town of Janesville, WI. Ryan is invariably described by reporters as “an intellectual leader of the conservative movement” and by fellow…

Misplaced Sympathy For Ryan Averted
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Misplaced Sympathy For Ryan Averted

BY KAREN WEBB When I started my “Who is Paul Ryan?” quest a few days ago, I was about to do a sympathetic piece comparing him to my father because they both lost their fathers as teenagers. I read this long article that used quotes from Ryan’s neighbors, his brother, his schoolmates. It talked about…

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