Mandela: Africa Without Him
John Peeler: He might have died in prison, tortured, broken, disappeared. And yet we can scarcely conceive how his country, his continent, the world would have been different without him. That is the measure of his greatness.
Labor Ads Nail Republicans with Latino Voters
Matt Barreto: Messaging on immigration could well be a critical and effective tool to mobilize the Latino vote in 2014 with significant partisan implications if the GOP continues to stall or block immigration reform.
NPR’s Robert Siegel Needs a Reality Check
Peter Dreier: If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel's interview with Brigid Flaherty on Wednesday's All Things Considered.
Breaking Google’s Monopoly
Tina Dupuy: Since Google’s search engine is by definition a natural monopoly, it should therefore be seen as a public utility, a private sector company providing a public service subjected to following certain rules.
12 Fast Facts About Thursday’s Fast-Food Strike
RJ Eskow: 25 percent of American workers receive some form of public assistance - which is a disturbing figure itself. For fast food workers that figure was 52 percent.
One Answer to Low-Wage Work: Redistributing the Gains
Robert Reich: And without some redistribution, America’s growing army of low-wage workers may fall prey to demagogues on the right or left who offer convenient scapegoats for their frustrations.
Hillary and Progressives
Brent Budowsky: Be the change candidate of progressive populist reform, in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.
How False Confessions and Wrongful Convictions Are Betraying U.S. Justice System
Audrey Levitin: It does not advance justice or public safety for an innocent person to go to prison.
Orange Is the New Black Joins CNN Top 10 Hero Susan Burton
Vicky Jeudy to present award along with Sean Patrick Thomas, Lance Reddick, Lennie James, Kearran Giovanni at A New Way of Life 15th Annual Fundraiser Presented by the Office of the Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District
David Love: During times of strife, conflict and violence, we turn to the Delbert Tibbses of our world to lead us down a path towards justice and righteousness. They know that winning the war we are fighting will not come through guns or drones, but rather with the forcefulness of our ideas, and the strength of our convictions.
Rosemary Jenkins: Over the last 30 years, our country has become number one in the world at having more people incarcerated at any one time (second only to what transpired during the reign of terror during Stalin’s regime).
Sheila Kuehl: Over the course of 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Governor, even with the low revenue projection, allocated $1046 more per K-12 student than before.
Randy Shaw: AT&T’s proposed hijacking of the LifeLine program is particularly surprising in light of Democratic Party control of the California Legislature and the Governor Brown-appointed California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC’s) strong opposition to AB 1407.