Julie Driscoll: Cantor can continue to talk out of both sides of his mouth in an effort to re-brand Republican “messaging,” but the proof is in the pudding: Anyone who votes consistently against rights for same sex couples is a bigot, small-minded, and destined to stay that way.
Cynthia Alvarez: Occupy is actually impeding Progressives’ outreach to the general public. Progressives need new organizations based on the successful planning and leadership strategies of the civil rights movement to create an army of volunteers.
Honoring the Reverend James Lawson with the 2nd Annual George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award
Vijay Prashad: One of the great triumphs of the past two decades has been the gradual and by now almost total demise of the legitimacy of the current phase of capitalism, in other words, neo-liberalism.
Randy Shaw: My chief concern about Occupy’s future is that I do not see enough resources devoted to organizing new people to get involved.
Tina Dupuy: Americans have mobile phones with immobile socioeconomics. Put that in your made-in-China travel mug and sip it.
Tina Dupuy: Both Arizona and Kansas are considering bills giving your doctor the legal authority to withhold potentially crucial information about your health and, in this case, your child’s.
Nomiki Konst and Lindsay Bubar: In 2012, women are seeing vicious attacks on basic (some might say “unalienable”) rights. How did this happen? How, in the 21st century, are we having conversations that move the debate further away from equality?
Paul Hogarth: While it would have been great to have the Court rule sexual orientation a “suspect class” and put Prop 8 under a strict scrutiny test, that would have made the decision far more likely to be reversed.
Steve Hochstadt: Right now we are being spied upon on a grand scale unimaginable a few years ago. Not by the government, but by the real Big Brother, Big Brother Computing.
Lydia Howell: After 30 years of reversals of 20th century progress towards equity and equality, towards inclusion and true democracy, We the People are awakening.
David Love: As America awaits the August 28 opening of the King National Memorial in Washington, D.C., this is a perfect time to reflect on the leader’s accomplishments, legacy, and commitment to justice, equality and nonviolent social change.
Paul Hogarth: Inevitably, we will have to go back to the ballot – especially in states where there has been a concerted effort to learn from past mistakes, and help change hearts and minds.