Sharon Kyle: The First Lady made headlines after being interrupted as she was giving a talk at a D.C. fundraiser.
Urban farming is taking root because it makes sense. It conserves dwindling water supplies, makes little plots of land productive, reduces food bills, provides healthy produce free of salmonella and chemicals and gets people off the couch and in motion.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: What is truly exceptional about Florida is that its Latino population is just as split; if there is one state where the balance of the presidency hangs on Latinos it is Florida.
Robert Illes: And so we come to Mitt and mini-Mitt’s last chance to win in 2012: stopping enough potential Democratic voters from voter. Or make it incredibly confusing just to register.
Brent Budowsky: At the Democratic convention, the First Lady hit a grand slam for a nation searching for the wisest road to a better future and a party seeking the confidence of a nation that has lost faith in the politics of our times.
Ezili Dantò: Obama will most likely win again because denial is easier than the hard reality of Obama’s betrayal of Main Street and championing of corporate welfare for Wall Street.
Robert Reich: The sad truth is Obama has never really occupied the high ground on campaign finance. He refused public financing in 2008. Once president, he didn’t go to bat for a system of public financing.
Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren is the honorable, principled, unbought, unbossed and incorruptible champion of the men and women of the 99 percent.
Gareth Porter: President Barack Obama has sided with U.S. military and Defence Department officials in rejecting a proposal by the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan for a U.S. apology for last weekend’s attack,
Jonathan David Farley: The synthetic rage over Common’s event with Michelle Obama rests on the unending demonisation of the Black Panther party
Brent Bukowsky: Let’s begin a JFK moon-shot program to end homelessness among American veterans within five years, and end homelessness of any American within 10 years.
Gary Corseri: Moscow is choking, Pakistan is drowning, Gaza is withering, war clouds gather over Iran, Venezuela, and Korea…dead zones in the oceans…but, rejoice! Chelsea has married her investment banker!