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My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

How Black Panthers Turned To North Korea In Fight Against US Imperialism

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

“Broken wine bottles and hypodermic needles are very effective. Pork chop and chicken bones can even be utilised as weapons,” the Black Panther ne...

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

Westboro Baptist Church: They're Baaaaack!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...

Andre Gregory's Life Chronicled in New Documentary

Steve Karras | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Steve Karras

How does one begin to properly document a life, no matter how extraordinary, when it's far from over?

You're Either Part of the Solution or You're Part of the Problem

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

After my son was born and I brought him home from the hospital, I looked at my surroundings with new eyes. Everything seemed dirty and dangerous. All I could see was a world that held out potential harm.

Orange Is The New Black: Top 10 Jailbird Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: By Kathleen Massara People end up in prison for a variety of reasons; some for political crimes, others for robbery, murder, or rap...

Meatless Monday: Part of the Solution

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just because it's meatless doesn't mean it's good for you.

Little Indignities

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I was recently taken aback during a business meeting when a woman in her 20s (I'll call her Heather) referred to me and my two older sisters as "girls."

The Slow and Senescent Death of Health Care in America

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Eldridge Cleaver said, "You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem." Republicans, obstreperous to the point of obscenity, are part of the problem.

Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali: Ironies of War and Peace

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brent Green

Coined the "black Fidel Castro of boxing", it is with great irony that Muhammad Ali became a favored celebrity pitchman for his embodiment of courage, character and charisma.

How to Come Down From Euphoria

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President-Elect Obama is clearly a very smart guy and a very good politician. Unlike the last Dem with those credentials, he's also exceedingly disciplined. Those qualities will come up against a couple of very major problems.