Lawrence Rosenthal: The Tea Party’s feeling that something theirs was being taken away and given to others was precisely the feeling that Robert Bork was translating into a judicial philosophy.
Lawrence Rosenthal is executive director and lead researcher of the Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements. Founded in 2009, the Center is a research unit dedicated to the study of right-wing movements in the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr. Rosenthal received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at UC Berkeley in the Sociology and Italian Studies Departments and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Naples in Italy. He has studied the Right in the United States and in Italy and is currently working on a study of the contemporary American Right in comparison to movements of the Right in 20th century Europe. His work has appeared in the Nation, the International Herald Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, Foreign Policy and other venues.
Dan Bacher: Despite intense political pressure by the oil industry, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on April 29 approved three bills proposing to halt fracking, a controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction, in California.
Benjamin called on the President to use his power as Commander-In-Chief to close Guantanamo prison, release the 86 Guantanamo prisoners who have been cleared for release, and stop the killer drone program