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Pete Subkoviak

Entries by Pete Subkoviak

Understanding Mitt Romney's Willful Contempt for Americans in Need

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It is easy for many to accept the much beloved maxim that in America there is an equality of opportunity, not of outcomes; that hard work will beget success and prosperity. It is especially easy to accept this notion if it has been the story of your life, and it...

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The Millennial Generation and the 21st Century Jobs Economy

(1) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Here's a disconcerting statement to chew on:

"I don't think any of us know what the future of the American economy is."

That's Christina Romer, former chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, when speaking with NPR about the misguided allure of a manufacturing revitalization. In...

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LGBT Leadership: Split Hairs and Burnt Bodies

(41) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 6:59 PM

When Matthew Shepard was beaten bloody, tied to a fence, and left to die alone in agony, a call was heard around the United States for tolerance toward differing sexual orientations. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community banded together, mourned and got to work to pass the Matthew...

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The Real Scrooge This Christmas? Cardinal George and the Pro-Birth Agenda

(8) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM

Wishes don't come true often but for 35 million Americans, health care reform is about as close as it gets to a Christmas miracle.

Apparently Cardinal George didn't get the memo.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, until recently under the leadership of Chicago's own Cardinal Francis George,...

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Remembering the Self-Violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM

As I enter my 30th year of life, something is happening to me that I never thought would take place: I'm getting older. The hair atop my head is thinning; the creases around my eyes are deepening, and the love handles simply won't go away, no matter how hard I...

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