Scot Nakagawa: We did not just pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Instead, we owe a great debt to the Civil Rights Movement. I say the upcoming anniversary of the March is as good a time as any to start talking about it.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The tale of the two Latino candidates for the Arizona and Texas Senate races highlights the diversity of Latinos in this country.
Tina Dupuy: The Summer Olympics are not just about seeing who throws farther than other people who can throw far. The Summer Olympics are a metaphor for what we idealize as the American Dream.
Tina Dupuy: Despite the conservative bona fides, the South isn’t pulling herself up by her bootstraps … mainly because she can’t see her toes she’s about to lose to diabetes.
Tina Dupuy: American people are paying more for less, working more for less and asking more…and Congress is doing (wait for it) LESS.
David Love: This new wave of austerity is a con game, and it’s racist too. Now is the time to reverse the trend and restore equity, justice and sanity to America’s economic system.
Schwarzenegger doesn’t get the human costs of his actions. He seems to enjoy the attention he’s getting as well as playing on right-wing “populist” anger. He’s satisfying his Tea Bagger constituency by beating up on Californians who happen to be poor or work in the public sector.
An iconic figure in California politics, the Progressive Republican Governor almost a hundred years ago, Hiram Johnson, coined the phrase, “The first casualty of war is the truth.” Well, in reigniting the cultural wars of the 1960’s and taking a page from the disgraced Spiro Agnew who resigned from the Vice-Presidency in disgrace and indictment, […]