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Sep 23rd

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Letter to the editor: Intolerance abound

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In the last few months I have noticed a great deal of intolerance on issues of race by Twin Citians.  The Twin Cities is 25-30% of color.  Yet so many things about the cities are so politically correct.  People of European descent are always trying to paint themselves as so liberal, yet they are really are hiding their intolerance and racism.  It is easy to talk liberal. It is different to live it.

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Time to dream big

The struggle to end the lock 'em up and throw away the key policies that resulted in the U.S. jailing more of its citizens than any other industrialized country has just won a significant victory.
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America’s health care system is crying out for reform

It’s plain that our nation's health insurance system is broken: 46 million people in America lack health coverage—nine million of them children—and the number of uninsured is growing during the current recession.
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Hard work-just this year, more than 2 million have lost jobs

The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.5 percent and more than 600,000 people lost their jobs last month.  Just this year, more than 2 million have lost jobs.  Since the recession began more than 5.1 million have been separated from their work.  Some have gone back to work, but many have not been able to find employment.  By anyone’s assessment, this is an employment crisis that undermines the possibility of economic recovery.
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African-American females also victimized by the U.S. criminal justice system

When the subject of the criminal justice system and its impact on the African American community is discussed, the emphasis is usually placed on males.
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New green jobs could move many from poverty to prosperity

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama last month was designed to fuel our nation’s economy by getting people back to work.  In Minnesota, we need the help.  Last year, 55,000 Minnesotans lost their jobs.  Since the beginning of this year, another 30,000 have lost their jobs.
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We must also focus on ways to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS

The growing global economic crisis has exacerbated the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the globe, in Minnesota and in our communities. That’s why in seeking solutions to our economic crisis, we must also focus on ways to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the State Legislature, there are several ways we can help win this fight in Minnesota.
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