No, Donald, Andrew Jackson wouldn’t have done a deal to prevent Civil War given that he owned slaves.¹ Why would he ever
Every week or so I read another essay on what constitutes a witch. I know I shouldn’t respond to this stuff but sometimes
"If you look at history from the perspective of the slaughtered and mutilated, it’s a different story," the historian once said.
Remember when you were young with your whole life before you; when everything was possible and nothing was certain; when
Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.
In this season of presidential electoral politics, there is much going on, but one of the most disturbing things is the massive amounts of money being spent by the presidential hopefuls. This, while even the people most clamoring for relief and change are voicing their anger over having been forgotten and ignored, is an irony not to be ignored.
Noam Chomsky's new film "Requiem for the American Dream" is a clear-eyed, easily accessible outline of how and why American idealism has been sabotaged.
No one should ever conflate non-violent protest -- no matter how creative or playful -- with a lack of grit or determination. Still, what can you do? The options are endless.
In the increasingly disfigured debate about Syria, it is scarcely even remembered that it all began as a popular uprising--indeed, as a nonviolent and non-sectarian one whose goals were dignity, justice, and freedom from a one-family mafia torture state in power for more than four decades.
Racism, child labor, poverty, gender inequality and homophobia are not phenomena of the 21st century. They are our history. Over the past 5 or 6 decades the doors to these parts of our reality were kicked open and folks like those in Monday's focus group and forum audience don't want to look.