I support the right of the fast food workers to organize, and I believe whole-heartedly that Americans deserve to make a living wage. But I also hope for a day when we have an education system that fulfills its promise to provide a quality education for everyone.
(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...
When he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan chose the dead people, placing $55 million into cemetery trust funds and out of the reach of local abuse victims suing the Church. The victims asked a federal bankruptcy judge to reverse him, and on Friday she did.
In 127 years, they had never done this before. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission reversed a decision and fired a police officer. The reversal followed a week of protests by community groups and leaders.
Even after Election Day has passed, pressure has to continue on Congress, the IRS, the FCC and the Federal Elections Commission -- despite its current, weakened and feckless status. Dark money has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the light.
A world record breaking crowd of 28,422 people filled Miller Park honoring United States veterans with their presence at the premiere of the Honor Flight documentary: Field of Honor: A Salute to the Greatest Generation.
Like Wisconsin, America at large is bitterly at odds with itself. A starting point for recovering our national community is to acknowledge that we all, whichever side we're on, face the same question: What kind of country do we want to live in?
The two sides are more clearly defined for voters. But will the vice presidential candidate matter? In the end, the election will rest on the state of the economy on Election Day, and on whom voters believe they can trust. Mitt Romney still has a lot of work to do on the trust issue.
The movements of half a century ago for civil rights and against the Vietnam War -- at once nonviolent and assertively political -- should have taught us that such an America is worth fighting for.
By attacking those whose religious orientation is not the majority, he was attacking one of the fundamentals of our liberty: freedom of religion.
If you have ever seen a crack/drug house in a neighborhood, there is nothing nice about it. I remember when I was around 12 years old in Detroit there...
Although the ninety nine can't match in dollars, we answer in everyday people simply engaged in democracy. As we watch the election this week unravel in the State of Wisconsin, our hope is that our collective voice of organized people will win.
Unless we know our history, we will have little understanding of how far we have come, how we got here, and how that progress was made thanks to the moral convictions and political skills of great Americans like Victor Berger.
Today, when President Obama called on Americans to be "All-In" to support pathways to education and jobs for disconnected youth, he could well have had Philadelphia's young "pushouts" in mind.
Normally, when you think of themes, you think back to wielding a lightsaber at your Star Wars-themed birthday party, pajama day during your high s...
Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Robert Campbell is both fearless and sensitive enough to write and publish poetry.