Ernest Canning: The path that thoughtful progressives choose should be guided by both their understanding of the scope of the Sanders-led political revolution and the wisdom behind Otto von Bismarck’s astute observation that “politics is the art of the possible”…
y son left the United States for a job in Japan last week. Even though he’s always had an interest in other cultures, I can’t help but wonder how much the pressure of living in America as a Black man influenced his decision to leave. Today, the stories are so frequent, the headlines so repetitive, the loss of life at […]
Frank Fear: What if Independents began thinking and acting as a consequential group? They could become America’s “Third Force”—not a third party, mind you, but an assemblage of voters with presence and clout.
Sharon Kyle: With input from members of Black Lives Matter as well as dozens of other organizations representing thousands of people across this country, The Movement for Black Lives released a comprehensive platform that provides a roadmap of sorts that would help to make life more fair and equitable for black people.
Julie Gutman Dickinson: While some businesses misclassify their workers out of ignorance, others do it very deliberately, and have spent millions of dollars defending the practice.
Bruce Lerro: Many of us were amazed to discover, thanks to the catalyst of Bernie Sanders, that more than half of people your age have declared themselves interested in socialism. But Bernie has taken you as far as he wants to go. You can either find your way yourselves or you can join us.
Diane Lefer: We find Quist mouthing platitudes on behalf of a South Carolina town during a racially inflammatory police dragnet even as he himself is profiled by cops and only let go when one recognizes “the boy who writes for the mayor.”
Paul Haeder: I went to the table where the neighborhood association dudes were. Sixty-plus something, and chatting it up, learning how bankrupt these old hippies can be and ignorant of what changes can be, blaming me for Trump for my support of Jill Stein.
Robert Reich: as the Republican convention prepares to nominate the least qualified and most divisive candidate in American history, the Democrats are about to nominate among the most qualified and yet also most distrusted.
In 1852, former slave and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was invited to give a speech at a 4th of July event to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Peter Dreier: The policy fix was needed because some of the same Wall Street speculators that precipitated the housing crash have been buying up distressed housing assets in bulk, including delinquent mortgages and vacant houses that are a product of the crash.
Larry Wines: After riding all night as one prong of a US Army unit — sent to find and return Native American Indians to the Reservation on which the government had ordered them to live — that army unit found them.
H. Scott Prosterman: The NRA used to represent firearm safety; now they represent terrorists’ right to bear arms in schools, nightclubs and everywhere.