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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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James Brennan: To live and die on the left

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BY JAMES BRENNAN

I don’t blame anyone for failing to do this, because it’s hard — our minds crave simplicity. But the worst problems are often the most complex, and the left has to unite and search for real solutions instead of tearing itself apart fighting straw men.

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Zak Witus: A cigar isn't just a cigar

BY ZAK WITUS

A cigar is never just a cigar, except when we must pretend that it is.

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Victoria Noble: The problem with feminism

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

At the end of the day, equality isn’t about advancements for one gender or another. It’s love and support for everyone, no matter who they are.

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Victoria Noble: Putting performance before beauty

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

We can’t give acceptance a gender. For a while, the trends were for both genders to face body scrutiny. That trend is dangerous and unacceptable, and it goes without saying that everyone deserves to love their bodies. It’s time that we throw that trend in reverse, and it’s refreshing to see ESPN doing so — but improvement isn’t just for the guys.

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Harleen Kaur: Beautifully messy politics

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Advocates can make change by not only voicing concerns for discriminatory policies, but also by making sure they are at the table. The moment you’re in a Congressional office and someone discusses an issue that is pertinent to you, you will no longer be the protester on the street or the lobbyist on the phone, you will be the expert at the table who’s ready to advise your peers on this legislative action.

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Michael Yee: Four deaths

BY MICHAEL YEE

It was all too little, too late.

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Carlina Duan: Not your cutie

BY CARLINA DUAN

For me, “cute” and “small” give me opportunities to claim mightiness and power in revolutionary ways. I can be cute, but I can also be dimensional.

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