It's not all that hard to incite a Republican race to the hard right on immigration. Once undertaken, that race ends up in the same place: one of fences, exclusion and super-heated rhetoric that utterly turns off most people of color and younger voters.
The latest news on the Jesse Jackson Jr. front is that the former Illinois Congressman's attorneys may attempt to bar federal prosecutors from having their own medical experts evaluate Jackson.
Some members of Congress are trying to reign in this shadow drug industry, compounding pharmacies, by giving the FDA the authority to regulate these firms. But the industry is fighting back, using its political clout to resist federal standards.
Today, on the anniversary of the killing of Dr. King, America seems to have developed an incurable addiction for the ownership and use of guns. Congress should collectively hold its head in shame. How many more gun killings have to occur before we say, enough is enough?
Maria Callas was a complex character, bootstrapping her way up from poverty to international stardom, largely through grit and the force of her personality. Her onstage magnetism and passionate approach to acting brought fresh life to the opera scene.
What I saw happen between John Lewis and Chief Murphy wasn't just a "ripple of hope," it was the current my father promised those ripples would become: a force "capable of sweeping down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
From behind a thick plate of glass, I looked at the sniper position, shielded by stacks of book boxes. This was recreated according to photographs taken in 1963. It was strange standing there. A few feet from ground zero, I felt like the stacked boxes still hid the shooter and the truth about what happened.
Like most people, to me the name Hugo Chavez means only one thing: Citgo gasoline. I'm not sophisticated enough to know if he was such a bad guy as le...
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office.
In 1961, Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy took a stroll through the White House. When they passed the Lincoln Bedroom, King noticed the Emancipation Proclamation wall, and took the opportunity to raise the issue of civil rights. He suggested something radical: a second Emancipation Proclamation.
Forrest Fenn, a legendary 80-year-old Santa Fe art dealer, has written a memoir in which he gives clues to finding a real treasure chest that Fenn has hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe.
When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.
Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.
Your Start-Up Life is a business advice column by Rana Florida, Author of Upgrade (McGraw-Hill, September 2013) and CEO of the Creative Class Group. ...
What if a new film came out about 9/11, "based on a firsthand account of actual events," that convincingly showed no Jews were in the World Trade Cent...
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