Rivera Sun: Today, as Islamophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric are whipping the American populace into a frenzy of fear, we need not wait until the eleventh hour to see where this type of discrimination leads.
Sharon Kyle: Chi-Raq is yet another film that puts the life-shattering consequences of unaddressed social ills on display apparently for no other reason than to entertain.
Rosemary Jenkins: What are residents supposed to do when they are experiencing the stench from this gas and possibly even methane? At least three people have already gotten very ill and have needed medical attention.
John Hanrahan: Major media chose to ignore four former Air Force drone-war personnel who went public with an open letter to President Obama, which urged the President to reconsider a program that killed “innocent civilians,”
Berry Craig: At least Matt Bevin, the guy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign called an “East Coast con-man” during last year’s GOP senate primary brawl, is a consistent panderer.
Berry Craig: Once more, the social issues – what one of my union buddies calls “the three Gs – God, guns and gays”– have helped elect a reactionary union-buster in my home state.
Michael T. Hertz: As we consider what to do about the attack on Paris, we need to measure our own resources, what is possible and what is not. We need no more Koreas, Vietnams. Afghanistans or Iraqs.
H. Scott Prosterman: Trump led the howls and cries challenging Obama’s American citizenship after it became a craze on Fox News. So let’s also demand to see HIS birth certificate as a turn of good gamesmanship.
or most of the first 200 years of U.S. history, our rate of incarceration and our prison population was similar to that of other industrialized nations. For about 200 years the U.S. incarcerated something close to 100 per 100,000 of its citizens. But sometime around 1980 things changed. Today we incarcerate more than almost all […]
Robert J. Burrowes: ‘We do not torture’ is endlessly repeated while victims are waterboarded, hung from the ceiling with their hands bound behind their backs until their chests are crushed and they die, or they are raped with chemical light sticks. But ‘is this really torture?’ politicians ask.
Angela James: As the crowd around me roared, “no justice, no peace, no racist police,’ I watched my son as he engaged in social protest.
Peter Dreier: But in any rational look at the spectrum of American political views, it is hard to imagine attaching the word “moderate” or “moderate conservative” to Ryan on any issue except perhaps his clothing preferences and his haircut.
Peter Laarman: Almost nobody with a soapbox, and (sadly) none of our religious leaders, talks about broader GOP campaign to strangle what remains of the welfare state.