Ghazala Salam and Hans Johnson: Large, historic communities of Muslim Americans exist in California as well as Michigan and Florida, two swing states, and the longest standing mosque in America, built in 1934, is in Iowa.
Denis Campbell: Since the execution of Timothy McVeigh, sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing, and the election of a black man as the US President, the number of white supremacist militia groups has exploded within prisons where they are the most feared group.
Tina Dupuy: Since Walmart, the largest private employer in the country, generally doesn’t pay its “associates” or “Walmart family members” enough to live on – the giant multi-national corporation is relying on the U.S. government to feed its employees.
Steve Hochstadt: It looks like Democrats will have much more hope in their political future than Republicans, because of changes in the American electorate.
Tina Dupuy: Bachmann and the tea party are like a 30-year-old who lives comfortably in the family home while railing against parental tyranny and bemoaning the mediocrity of the meals his mother cooks.
Berry Craig: Genuine socialists are proud of the socialist handle. They call their parties — you guessed it – “socialist,” or sometimes “social democratic” or “labor.”
We hear a lot about Ryan’s budget and the President’s budget but we’re not hearing very much about the Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget which appears to be more in line with what the average middle class American wants and needs. What’s up with that?