Our generation can rise to this challenge. The work of visionary scientists and legislators from my father's era provides the legal foundation on which we can build an economically efficient climate policy for the United States.
Through these five decades, the VRA has remained a valuable and relevant tool because despite substantial progress in civil rights, our work is not yet done. On several fronts, Latinos continue to be the target of efforts to limit participation in the voting booth.
In a rural town like Hinton, Head Start was one of the only early educational opportunities available. It meant a lot to the families there, and still does today. I know, because it meant a lot to my family. That's right; I'm a Head Start kid.
Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?
Selma depicts, rightfully, black Americans as the catalyst for change, pushing for the dignity they deserve and becoming masters of their own destiny by highlighting the shame, ignorance and inhumanity of their fellow (white) man.
Instead of finding ways to increase our productive capacity and boost household incomes, which are the real wealth creators, Republicans continue to benefit the few at the top of the food chain, most of whom are only interested in enriching themselves.
For the Obama presidency, moral collapse has taken on the appearance of craven clockwork, establishing a concentric pattern of immense damage to economic security at home while ratcheting up warfare overseas.
Let's be clear about what's happening here. The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has launched a fierce media blitz to cripple the policy option of any significant military withdrawal a year from now.
Nobody can win the soul of the party because the party has no real soul. There are no real core principles to which the party ascribes either currently or historically. This is the nature of the Democratic Party.