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Letter to America: Achieving Racial Justice Is A Job For All Of Us

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.

10 Things I Learned from Confirmation

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I watched the HBOFilms Confirmation about the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas in 1991 and Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment. He...

Robert F. Kennedy Would Be 90 Years Old Today

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The meaning of Robert Kennedy's public life will continue to be contested. But on this day that would have been his 90th birthday, his legacy will remain strongly identified with the rejuvenating spirit of grassroots activism.

Children's Health Insurance Program Ain't Broke

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although it is rarely hyped, CHIP continues to have strong bipartisan support at the federal and state levels, including strong support from our nation's governors, as it quietly goes about the business of efficiently providing health coverage to over 8 million children in low-income working families across the country.

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

In Bangladesh, the Steady Pursuit of Justice and Freedom

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

Last week, at the invitation of my friend Muhammad Yunus, I traveled to Bangladesh, a truly humbling and inspiring experience. I met so many incredible people struggling to improve their country and their lives.

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Warren knows from experience and writes with warmth that every day in America there are boys and girls asking moms and dads why the family car is gone, why the family home was taken away, why Mom or Dad has lost a job, and why so Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, desperately struggling to make ends meet.

Environmental Warriors:People and Places that Help Save the Planet All Year Long

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Now more than 1 billion people participate in some kind of Earth Day activities. But a vast variety of people and places have devoted themselves to the environment, even when it's not Earth Day.

The Postponement of Obama's Health Care Law Is Getting Old: Why Does the President Continue to Compromise?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Doesn't it concern some among the Democratic leadership that the healthcare law may create lots of trouble for the party if all of its aspects have not had time to work out the kinks well before the 2016 election?

Austerity Is a Political Loser for Either Party

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Even a minimal "vision" of an America that can still accomplish something would appear to be far more uplifting than the austerity snake oil the current crop of Republican politicians keep pushing.

Protecting Child Health by Embracing Its Success

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

One of the biggest mistakes that advocates make is their failure to embrace and publicize success. After making the case for change and building the political will to pass legislation, advocates sometimes forget to circle back to celebrate wins and reinforce success.

Ted Kennedy's Former House Overlooking Potomac For Sale

Posted 05.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ted Kennedy's former house overlooking the Potomac River is for sale. The late U.S. senator's 10-bedroom, nine-bath house, on a doubl...

David Kiley

Reporter's Son Tells Other Side Of The AP's Apology | David Kiley | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media

Sixty-seven years ago today, the German army surrendered to the Allied Forces in a little schoolhouse in Rheims, France. The news that the war was ove...

Elizabeth Warren Will Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In a Washington full of revolving-door sellouts who effortlessly glide between special-interest sinecures and government jobs earning personal fortunes on the payroll of the 1 percent, Elizabeth Warren will never sell her public conscience for private wealth.

A Senator Remembered for the Wrong Reason

Al Eisele | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Earlier this month, the St. Louis University School of Law paid tribute to the late Sen. Tom Eagleton by hosting a celebration of the Missouri Democra...

Brown's Kennedy Claim Undermined By Evidence

The Boston Globe | Noah Bierman | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy sponsored bills in the 1990s and 2000s that would have required all employers who offer prescription drug coverage ...

Michelle, Hillary, Elizabeth

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This is a story about three great women and two historic waves that embody the political, social, cultural, economic and consumer waves that are transforming America and the world in real time.

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In Washington, Warren has the best enemies in town: those who profit from the rip-offs that Warren opposes. An armada of dirty money and dirty tactics will be arrayed against her.

Charlie Sheen's Rant: Maybe it's Time to Stop Channeling Mel Gibson

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Heretofore, I have never been a Charlie Sheen fan nor have I disliked him. I've been disappointed as have many others with his apparent shallow lifes...

The Election of 2010: Obama Needs Marc Antony to Set it Right

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

There's still time to stop the madness and give the leaders we elected the proper time frame to accomplish what needs to be done.

How Ted Kennedy Helped Me Home

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Susan Meyers

Back in the days of the crazy housing boom in Boston, the Mission Hill triple-decker where I rented an apartment for my daughters and myself was sold to a guy who quadrupled our rent to an impossible sum.

Edward Kennedy

Burton Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Burton Hersh

The history of the brothers Kennedy tends to come away in layers. Founding Father Joe Kennedy engineered that as he traded favors among the press mogu...

What to Give a President for His First Anniversary in Office

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

What to give a president for his first anniversary in office ... how about a great cosmic joke? Take Kennedy's Senate seat and hand it to someone who promises to be the crucial vote against the central cause of Kennedy's life -- not to mention the central battle of the president's entire first year.

Is Massachusetts the New California?

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

So what happens now in California? I think it would be foolish for just about any Democratic politician in this state to be too smug about their political future.