Elections are over, politicians continue to bicker, and Greece insists on furthering their already impressive implosion. Thanksgiving may help if it can bring to mind those seminal American values that are the foundation and bedrock of our country.
We need to hold onto the notion of allowing compassion to rule us instead of politics. Though the election is over, many have found it difficult to let it go and to move on to the work before us.
We would have focused on how to bring back Democrats in 2014. But when Clintons or Obamas are at the helm, people can again see that we need far better than what they can ever give us, given that their links to corporate support are not qualitatively less than those of the McCains and Romneys.
With things as they are -- and even though there are several districts that will be redefined during the next few years -- it will not be easy for the Republicans to lose their majority in the House, at least during the current administration.
Politicians seem to think Americans are goldfish, that we don't remember anything that happened more than three seconds ago. That's silly. It's more like five seconds.
The GOP went a long way during the primaries and in the general election to create a critical mass of opposition to their exclusionist policies. Can they undo the damage done?
This election, three things in particular were very good for "undocuqueers": Latinos came out to vote in huge numbers, marriage equality won big at the ballot box and many gays were elected to office.
While an expert may know more than anyone else in the room, he is unlikely to know more than the room as a whole, to be wiser or cleverer than the crowd.
An odd bit of early American history is how the size of a county was determined in the United States in the late 1700s. It was measured by how far an ...
Pundits and politicians alike have tried to write off the African American vote. But every woman, man, youth and elder of my community knows, we've come too far, seen too much, stood too long, felt "sick and tired of being sick and tired" too often, fought too hard to turn back now.
The America of nostalgic visions of clean-cut suburban lawns, self-sufficient breadwinners, and homogeneous communities heard its death rattle on election night.
Social justice reformers are wise to cast arguments in economic terms. But when advocating to the public, they must remember that lurking alongside dollars and cents are values and misconceptions.
The 2012 election was a tipping point. Elections still have to be won one at a time, but the numbers are simply not favorable to the GOP.
If Colorado and Washington are permitted to move forward with their citizens' wishes, the aim of regulating marijuana dispensaries and forbidding public consumption could become a model for the rest of the nation, including Massachusetts.
Without doubt, good people will disagree about many matters of public importance as we move forward. One of my Thanksgiving prayers, however, is that we will build more unity and demonstrate more civility as we face difficult choices in the days ahead.
Yes, a few emerging nations have shown impressive growth, notably China and a handful of Asian Tigers. But remember when Japan, now beset by chronic deflation, an aging population and perhaps another recession, was poised to become the world's most powerful economy?