My goal has always been simple: I want to help someone. To say that I want to change the world is too melodramatic, and frankly, a very exhausting and lofty goal.
Activist and author Saru Jayaraman, whom we feature on this weekend's Moyers & Company, talks about how Americans can easily and effectively support restaurant workers' fight for better conditions and a fair wage.
Recently I've been coming across messages from some of you who say you just want to give up -- there's so much going wrong in America and the world you feel overwhelmed and helpless. So I wanted to meet you here for a moment, face to face -- so to speak -- with a simple three-word response: get over it.
Hi Brave Young Warrior: I am your Battalion Buddy! I am here to cuddle and play with you while Mommy or Daddy is away! And my friends at Operation Gr...
It's simplicity itself: Give citizens access online to find out quickly and directly who's buying our elections. Hardly an unreasonable request, given how much cash the broadcasters make from their free use of the airwaves. But the broadcasting industry's response has been a simple, declarative "Not on your life!" It would cost too much money, they claim.
It's time for America to understand our situation, and make sure that our friends and family do as well. Our politicians and bankers play on our ignorance, since they think we won't know what they are doing. That ends now.
We seem to have devolved to a nation of six-year-olds, all too willing to get on the floor, the stage or the TV program, wailing and flailing as though that were going to fix anything.
I am distressed to learn that Borders books may be dumping books when closing its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail group.
Current Waldenbooks employees have come forward to alert the public that the company plans to dispose of many unsold books in the cheapest, easiest, least responsible way possible - by trashing them.
There are too many urgent reasons to tackle this challenge of a generation, and there is nothing more compelling than hearing them straight from the people who care the most.
Ms. Brier is at the cutting-edge of K-6 education, described as "exceptional" by parents. There was just one problem. She had just received her pink slip by the LA Unified School District.
Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."