Sherwood Ross: Instead of investing in a framework to help blacks advance by their own initiative, the Federal government has flushed billions down the toilets of friendly foreign strongmen such as Egypt’s Hosni Mubarek.
Tom Hayden: Since there is no Peace Lobby capable of negotiating or delivering a peace vote in the old-time electoral manner, millions of individuals will are capable of evaluating, changing their minds, and withholding their votes right up to the November 2012 election.
Robert Reich: The President should ban all political activity by companies receiving more than half their revenues from the U.S. government.
Brent Budowsky: The Arab Spring involves aspirations that move people around the world, across the continents and throughout the ages. Ultimately, it will prevail.
Ezili Danto: So please folks don’t be confused about the power play between the malfini and the mongoose. Between Democrats and Republicans. Or, “between Wilson and Harding,” to quote one of Haiti’s most favorite satirist.
Tina Dupuy: What’s the new Republican idea on health care? Is their new idea to kill their old idea? That’s not actually an idea.
Marcus Daniel: What’s most immediately stunning about the decision to call the mission to hunt down Bin Laden “Geronimo,” is its sheer stupidity and insensitivity. How could this happen? What fool suggested this code word?
Jonathan David Farley: The synthetic rage over Common’s event with Michelle Obama rests on the unending demonisation of the Black Panther party
Tom Hayden: It is becoming almost certain that the U.S. succeed in forcing Iraq to “invite” thousands of American troops to stay indefinitely in the latest imperial outpost of the United States in the Arab world
Rosemarie Ostler: Obama’s critics have found a variety of ways to portray him as exotic and un-American. But this is nothing new. For two centuries politicians have been labeling their opponents as not quite American enough.
Robert Reich: With Trump, Gingrich, Bachmann, and possibly Palin now in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, “GOP” is starting to mean Goofy, Outrageous, and Peculiar. Mitt would pose the most serious challenge to a second Obama term.
Tina Dupuy: We cannot hold our lawmakers accountable without transparency. And if we can’t hold them accountable – they’re not working for us. Actually we’ll never know who they work for.