Michael Hertz: My thinking about you, your history and your ideals, while very positive prior to a few years ago, has turned more and more negative. I don’t think I’m alone in that.
Elections and Campaigns
Brent Budowksy: Obama continues to periodically lapse into ridicule and derision of liberals and labor, as he did during the recent trade debate.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Victory comes backlash. This change in law will not come easy. A movement is already afoot with a 50-state plan to pass “Religious Freedom Restoration” acts to roll back progress.
Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.
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Lawrence Wittner: If gun murders simply reflect a turning away from God, though, it’s hard to understand why gun violence is so much more prevalent in the United States than in other economically developed countries.
Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.
David Love: The recent rash of black church burnings have many African-Americans wondering if this marks a resurgence of the nation’s original terrorists — white supremacists.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers: The truth is that, for most of our nation’s history, many of the people who we consider to be “white” today, would be “colored,” “Negro,” or “black” in times past.
Robert Gordh: If discrimination completely disappeared, immense gaps of inequality would still yawn between the levels of well being for whites and blacks in important areas of life, including, but not confined to, economics, health, education, and criminal justice.
Lawrence S. Wittner: Despite the many billions of dollars U.S. corporations lavish on advertising and other forms of public relations to give themselves a positive image, Americans are remarkably wary of these giant economic enterprises.
Larry Wines: The outcome of Sunday’s referendum by the people of Greece could create an earthquake. It could be the first time that ordinary people say “Oxi,” and “No,” and “Non,” and “Nyet” to the banksters and the 1%ers.