Many trends in American politics and government today make me worry about the health of our representative democracy.
The racist views of Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team have been well known for years.
I’m tired, my sisterfriend says. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices.
In beating a hasty retreat from Cliven Bundy, their onetime Lonesome Cowboy icon, Republicans have resorted to a familiar tactic: divert, deny, distract.
"You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs," the Guy Who Sounds Like Sterling said on the recording leaked by Somebody Perhaps His Mistress.
I am extremely proud of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
My mother once felt badly because we didn't have an ashtray in our house.
We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned. The cost of a college degree has risen 1,120 percent since 1978, but wages have increased a mere six percent during that same period.
I was born in Ethiopia, raised in Oklahoma and Colorado, and ended up in Brooklyn, New York.
After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announced a forthcoming administrative rule to close enforcement loopholes, restoring protections to ...
Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.
In a speech this past February, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “Americans need to reconsider the punishment that convicted felons lose their right to vote.”
Contrary to popular liberal belief, black Americans don't speak with one voice.
Opening day for Major League Baseball always puts a smile on my face. This is the day that many of us treat as the actual beginning of spring. While snow can always appear, you know that warmer days are ahead. ...
We are cutting back our military because the current administration believes the world is a safer place.