A Fair for What’s Fair

Madelyn Broadus

Diane Lefer: I get it now: When public education works, it’s transformative of the individual and of society. Maybe that’s why it’s under attack.

Will the 2012 Election Be 1996 All Over Again?

bill clinton bob dole

Paul Hogarth: Will the 2012 election be a repeat of 1996? If so, progressives are in deep trouble – and it’s our job to stand up to this President and demand history not repeat itself.

Bradley Manning’s Torture Commonplace in U.S. Prisons

Sherwood Ross: Those supporting Manning need to recognize he is an icon for the bizarre, systemic destruction of tens of thousands of other human beings locked away in perpetual silence by their tormentors, often for mere infractions of prison rules, without the review of any judge or jury.

Obama Resuming Bush’s “Extraordinary Renditions”

CIA Director Leon Panetta

With some modifications, the Obama administration appears to be carrying forward the ugly practices of the Bush and Clinton imperial presidencies, hardly the “change” for which the American people had hoped. Unless you count “chump change.”

U.S. Needs to Listen to Arias on Latin American Issues

Oscar Arias

Tough as it may be, Americans building war machines and munitions need to start retooling themselves for peace work.

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