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When Faith Trumps Reason: the Curse of Scientific Illiteracy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Steeped in the wasteland of scientific illiteracy we in Texas descend ever further toward a theocracy, in danger of becoming the Iran of the West, or a bad copy of the former Soviet Union.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.

A Prayer

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Aung San Sun Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Chief Joseph, Harvey Milk -- teach us! Revolution aint what it used to be.

Obama's Message to Undocumented Immigrants: No Se Puede

Will Perez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Perez, PhD

Perhaps neglecting to lay out an immigration reform agenda in his State of the Union address was the best thing president Obama could have done for immigration reform.

Nobel Prize Snubs: Which Great People Never Won?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize has inspired a new wave of history-seekers to look into the prize. Who's won and who h...

The Real Trouble With Obama's Back-to-School Speech

Bryan Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Farrell

Obama is clearly familiar with Gandhi's sayings since he borrowed one for his election campaign. So what doesn't he understand about the one that goes: "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"?

Dreaming in the California Fields

Dean Florez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Florez

This summer, I find myself wondering what my grandmother would make of this new California: 38 million residents strong; $26 billion dollars in the hole; deep cuts to education and social service programs.

Obama Organizing Advisers Rap Health Care Push

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It does seem like the August doldrums are renewing the progressive appetite for pushing Obama -- even the House Progressive Caucus is starting to channel its inner Evan Bayh and actually threaten to withhold votes.

The Lesson of Sonia Sotomayor for Barack Obama

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Barack Obama must now save himself and America.

Today's Movement Leaders are Alive and Kicking

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Prime Movers aren't simply good people doing great work. They're stirring masses of people to combat injustice, to become engaged in the civic decisions that affect their common good.

Hunger for Justice in Maricopa

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crossover Dreams

Although Julio Mora is a U.S. citizen and his dad has a green card, they were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, on suspicion of being undocumented aliens. The case is commonplace.

Yes, Obama Can Honor Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

President Obama harnessed the "Yes We Can " spirit in winning the presidency. He can now honor Cesar Chavez's legacy by giving farm workers federal labor protections at least equal to those afforded other workers.

Saul Alinsky's Centennial and His Advice to Obama: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

2009, Saul Alinsky's centennial, is off to a terrific start. Just ten days before his's 100th birthday, his community organizing disciple was sworn in as president.

What Next, Obama Volunteers?

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Belden

Obama appealed to his volunteers to join a new organization, Organizing for America. Can an elected politician start a mass grassroots movement? Can it work to promote major change?

Cesar Chavez at the Root of Obama's Campaign: Grassroots Latino Voter Outreach

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

If Barack Obama's campaign wins on November 4th, LA should be identified as the birthplace of the grassroots voter outreach strategy that dramatically changed the political course of the US.

Big Business Bigotry

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

In a shameless display of xenophobia, it seems the factory farm fakers have launched an all-out attack on Mexico.