When it comes to young people, old people are confused. I'm not here to point fingers, the blame rests on our shoulders as a nation, but I am here to set the record straight. There are some things that are straight up not our fault. Hear me out.
Today is Workers' Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe. But while technological advancements should be making the workplace safer, deaths and injuries on the job are still a major concern.
If we want to change the corruption in the system, we need to become part of the system. At the very least, we need vote for the down-ticket candidates -- the ones who have legislative power.
That shocking reality should not only force us to see Dennis Hastert quite differently as an individual but also invites a second look at his speakership and the troubled period in which he served as the third highest public official in the nation.
While the 2016 presidential election has breached the $1 billion spending mark, less has been made of another, more damaging, part of our out-of-control campaign finance system: congressional "hard money" fundraising.
These days it appears that there are few things that bring Democrats and Republicans together, especially during a contentious presidential election y...
Brazil is at a crossroads. The country retains its tremendous potential. But to reach it, it must pick the right fork in the road.
Americans are not used to reading investigative pieces of journalism. We like to tweet and text in small bites. But here's the thing. Sometimes, the most important things can't be explained in 15 bites or less. Sometimes, it takes more space and time. And so I ask everyone who is reading this blog to please read it in its entirety -- especially the bold parts.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Civilization is a battle between justice and arbitrary power. The purpose of law is to assist justice, not its enemies. By that standard, S.2040 is long overdue.
Colbert pointed out that "Reince Priebus" is an anagram for "crisp bee urine." Without vowels, his name becomes: "RNC PR BS" -- which could indeed also be a very foreshortened version of his job description. But there it is.
Breaking through power means securing long-overdue democratic solutions made possible by a new muscular civic nexus connecting local communities and Washington, D.C.
This is a generationally-important race for a U.S. Senate seat that one of the candidates can potentially hold on to for decades. It's a seat for the highest legislative office in arguably the world, and from the most populous state in the nation. With so much awesome power and possibility on the line for whoever becomes California's next U.S. Senator -- how come there are so few debates?
This past week has seen a flood of demonstrators into Washington, D.C., as part of the Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening protests. To spread awareness about this movement and the importance of using your voice to protest, The PSA Crew released this edition of Activist Comics and put this up as street art in front of the Capitol and around D.C.
With its world famous cherry blossoms, spring in Washington, D.C. is a remarkable sight. This April, however, there's something else blooming in our n...
This Friday night, Jews around the world will gather at Seder tables with friends and family to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. We are commanded to tell the story as if we had personally fled slavery, transforming the experience from the simple recounting of an ancient tale to an exercise of empathy and reflection on the suffering of others.