The Baltimore Riots, Inequality, and Federal Inaction

Baltimore Riots

Joe Palermo: Police brutality in Ferguson or Baltimore or Oakland represents the failure to bring real economic reforms that might have a chance of ameliorating the suffering of the poor and unemployed. Yet the political will doesn’t seem to exist to enact any of the bold programs necessary to alleviate the long-term suffering of America’s growing underclass.

How Hard Is Change? A Fifty Year Perspective

history of racism

John Peeler: There is nothing more threatening to white Americans than young black men. We have always been a country created by whites and for whites: hence the Tea Party slogan after the election of Barack Obama, “We want our country back!”

A Walk For Christopher

Walk For Christopher Walker

Rev. Hannah Petrie: In the era of “Black Lives Matter” it’s time to expand that vision to the lives lost via gang affiliation, which claims 3 to 5,000 lives per year in the United States.

Let’s Kill the Unions

killing unions

Steve Hochstadt: For every dollar that labor unions and other public-interest groups spend on lobbying, large corporations and their associations spend $34.

Westboro Baptist Church: They Came, We Saw, We Conquered

Westboro Baptist Church

t didn’t seem to make the local news outlets, but the Westboro Baptist Church brought their “God Hates Fags” road show to Orange County this past Monday. The Topeka, Kansas-based group made the trip ostensibly to protest at the memorial services for Rev. Robert Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove; but they […]