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Occupy the Airwaves!

Duane Elgin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Duane Elgin

TV stations are not the enemy -- public apathy is! What is required is that the public claim it's ownership of the airwaves and organize itself in a way that transcends special interests.

Really -- Are We Really Solving the Budget Crisis by Cutting Yet More From Public Schools?

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

Yes, Mr. Bloomberg, we need to keep standards and raise the level for as many kids as possible. This is not going to be achieved by cutting teachers.

Survey: How Would You Prefer to Connect With NYC Government?

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rachel Sterne

In late January, I joined the City of New York, focusing on how our citizens and government communicate and work together online. My first step in preparing our strategy is to examine how the public currently uses digital technology.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

Oakland Reacts to Mehserle Sentence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. Ansel Troy, Kasin Abdul and Chris Banks we...

Woodward: U.S. Drones Killed Americans In Pakistan

SpyTalk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIA drones killed "many Westerners, including some U.S. passport holders" in Pakistan's tribal area during the George W. Bush administration, the new ...

National Self-Interest: The Reason to Pass the Dream Act Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

While the opposition cries out that the DREAM Act is a kind of back door amnesty for undocumented workers, it is actually a sensible, rational strategy to meet America's economic and social needs.

Gulf Oil Disaster: Not War but Cancer

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

A week ago I flew out over the Gulf with conservation pilot Tom Hutchings and Waterkeeper John Wathen to the Source. The metastasizing spill in the Gulf is like cancer and the activity 90 miles offshore at the source like a messy surgery.

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Gov 1.0 and Powerful Happenings

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

We need more "Camp Karen" types of activities in all of our civic spaces. In bringing dignity back to politics, we all grow as a people.

The Ties That Bind Soldiers and Citizens

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

Exactly 2,500 years ago this year, a war was fought that made the world safe for democracy. It's a fitting tale for Memorial Day, for it reminds us of the eternal debt we owe our warriors.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

FBI Watch List Includes 400,000 People

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the U.S. intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified...

Goodbye/Hello 14 "Burning The Ships "

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

In 1519 the Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez anchored his 11 ships off the Yucatan Peninsula. Thousands of miles of ocean separated him from Spain...

Tom Friedman Explains Causes Of America's 'Sub-Optimal Solutions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman is worried that America is producing "sub-optimal solutions" to big problems like global warming, an educa...

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

President Obama, my Response to Your Fourth of July Letter

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I request that the President provide those who participate in our democracy every protection granted by our Constitution to challenge those policies with which we disagree.

Your Government Needs You

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Thousands of citizens across the country will participate in 2009 Humane Lobby Day, and will ask their state legislators to support bills dealing with important animal-related policy reforms.

All Hope is Local: Quit Whining and Run for Office

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Real change will begin Nov. 5th, and positive change will only occur if Progressives begin to shape politics first locally, and then spread outward to create national reform.

Channel This Election Fervor Into Helping the Country

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

When the dust settles Tuesday, the lunatic fringe on both sides of the aisle will crawl back into their burrows, and the rest of us will be left to repair the damage done by the Bush Administration.

Could You Pass The New Citizenship Test?

The New York Times | Julia Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Patrick Henry and Francis Scott Key are out, but Susan B. Anthony and Nancy Pelosi are in. The White House was cut, but New York and Sept. 11 made the...