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2/11/2018 8:31pm

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Column: Marx, Lincoln and the Republican Party

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln would receive a letter from an organization known as the International Workingmen’s Association. The letter congratulated Lincoln on his reelection and praised his making the abolition of slavery into the Union’s mission during the Civil War.  


1/28/2018 9:05pm

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Column: The market and its discontents

During the earlier part of the 20th century, an “Economic Calculation Debate” took place between economists; one side argued for a centrally planned socialist economy, the other for a laissez-faire capitalist one. 


1/26/2018 9:42am

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Column: Save the Chelsea Theater

In summer 2016, the Chelsea Theater, located in the Timberlyne Shopping Center, became my dark hideaway. On fuzzy, humid nights, I’d make solitary pilgrimages to the little theater just ten minutes from my Carrboro home.