Those of us who participated in that 1984 campaign will never forget the experience. It was historic, it was pure excitement, and it unleashed a dynamic that helped to change American politics forever.
It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.
Among the top echelon of potential 2016 presidential nominees, I don't see a more effective fighter for progressive values than Elizabeth Warren. We must remember that the best chance we have to move our party forward is to nominate strong progressives.
We hear the haunting yet absurd steps taken by the NSA to monitor citizens. Unfortunately for activists, revolutionaries, and other agents of social change, that's only the "state" prong of surveillance.
Mayor-elect de Blasio has already made that commitment a mainstay of his upcoming Administration. It's a commitment that he knows can reap huge economic returns for the city.
We who have been "the only one" know what it's like to know what it's like to engage with from people who did not grow up in a just society and are adapting to women, people of color and LBGT Americans in positions of leadership.
If you want to see how grossly money can distort democracy, just go to the state of Virginia, where there are no limits on how big a check can be written for statewide office. Groups and individuals from outside the Old Dominion are taking full advantage.
Following his death on August 9th at the age of 72, Bill Lynch is rightly being recognized for his legendary role in New York and national politics.
We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?
He has served his paymasters year in and year out in his long Senate career, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind as to whom he really represents -- his nickname is the "Senator from K Street," and he alone carries that distinction.
Why isn't Eva Longoria putting her star power into creating quality programming and thought-provoking? She should be producing shows that are more in line with the Longoria that was campaigning for Obama across the country.
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.
We must urge Congress to act now. President Obama's first 100 days must include gun safety measures. The lives we honor -- and the children we save -- will be our legacy.
History is quite clear that unlimited funds provided to benefit an officeholder or candidate create the opportunity for corruption or the appearance of corruption. And that is the opportunity being created with the establishment of Organizing for Action by the president and his political allies.
To those 885,800 immigrants who arrived this year (up 110,000 from the year before), I say "Thank you for coming! We welcome and cherish your contributions to our economy. Please ignore the right wing nut jobs who want to send you away.
Forget two turtle doves or five golden rings. This holiday season, women have a lot to celebrate. Here are my 12 standout moments for women in 2012, tied up with a bow.