Steven Singer: Astonishing are the chauvinistic and possibly illegal actions of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—and the fact that no major Democrat of note is calling him out for any of it.
Elections and Campaigns
Joseph Palermo: They’re incapable of seeing that by politically exploiting this most recent atrocity, as they do with every other jihadist attack, to push their authoritarian and militaristic agenda they are exposing themselves as being every bit as nihilistic as the terrorists themselves.
Mark Naison: Being “white” was once a central feature of being American. Those who were able to become “white” had the fullest range of political rights and economic opportunities the rapidly expanding nation had to offer.
James Glaser: It took me a couple of years to consciously know in my mind that “my war” was actually a scam to make some people rich and to give hundreds of thousands of workers, good jobs.
War & Peace
Anahata Giri: Punishment undermines the very basis of parenting: maintaining a safe, clear, loving relationship between parent and child.
Robert Reich: It’s estimated that in five years over 40 percent of the American labor force will be in such uncertain work; in a decade, most of us.
Peter Dreier: Less than half a mile from where the Rose Parade route begins, near Millionaires Row, Pasadena becomes a city of low-wage workers, predominantly Latino and Black. Tens of thousands of residents struggle to meet their basic needs.
March with Pasadena workers and their organizations to raise the wage to $15, abolish wage theft, and establish worker justice in our city.