Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, it’s time for midcourse corrections in the restoration efforts.
The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood.
Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying.
I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic— for black lives do matter.
Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was— for the few moments that I could take it— quite fascinating.
Thanks to President Obama's landmark healthcare law, insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients with pre-existing health problems. This "guaranteed issue" mandate enables millions of sick Americans to buy affordable insurance and access vital medications.
Americans are working more than ever— and it's slowly killing them. The typical employee now logs 47 hours a week at work— and spends nearly six hours a day sitting, often in a windowless office or cubicle.
There was and is jubilation over bringing down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina.This flag, which in the minds of many represent the hate associated with slavery, needed to come down.
The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns.
We often hear politicians call their opponents an “interest group.” What does that mean? It can be misleading.
It is certainly true that some unions engage in sexism and racism, but if we take a critical look at labor history we find that the labor movement is definitely not 100% sexist or racist
He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.
LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion
It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of Black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances.
A few weeks ago, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants.