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We Are All Immigrants

Joe Kennedy III | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Joe Kennedy III

I want to share a story with you. It’s about a family I know – dirt poor and barely scraping by. Amidst instability in their native country, they ...

The Ad Hoc Autocracy of Trump's National Insecurity Council

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

"There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May you live in interesting times.'" Robert F. Kennedy (No...

Top Takeaways from SXSW Eco 2016

Joan Michelson | Posted 11.01.2016 | Green
Joan Michelson

(Photo: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. by Joan Michelson) Imagine you're an eight-year old kid and you get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Presiden...

After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, et al, Police Action Has Replaced Lynchings as Most Heinous Fate of Black Males

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.07.2016 | Crime
Murray Forseter

For the second consecutive day, and for too many times in the last several years, the nation has been transfixed by reports and video of policemen using the shield of their position to administer lethal punishment against Afro-American males.

The Temptation of Mr. Trump

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Huggins

Who doesn't have something to say about Mr. Trump? Obviously he wants people to talk about him. He practically begs us to do so, regardless of whether we love him or can't stand the sight of him.

Standing With Cesar Chavez's Movement, Like My Father

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

Fifty years ago this month my father, Robert F. Kennedy, traveled to Delano for a Senate hearing, six months into a bitter strike by Filipino and Latino grape workers. To everyone's surprise, he visited a vineyard picket line and spoke with strikers at their union hall.

Dirty Political Tricks From American Politics Done Dirt Cheap

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is taking heat for dirty tricks allegedly orchestrated by his campaign. The tactics used by the Cruz campaign are reminiscent of those used in previous political campaigns, sometimes without even the knowledge of the candidate.

Why Jeb Matters -- what his campaign meant

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

All the money in the world couldn't convey why he was even running. For all the progressive whiners reading this, the dismal failure of the Jeb Bu...

Students And Faith Leaders Must Oppose Racism Together

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Students from Pacific University and Lewis and Clark College gathered Monday in protest and solidarity as people of different races, different backgro...

My Confederate Flag

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

No one can claim now it is a flag of heritage. It is simply a flag of hate. Of racism. It is not a flag compatible with being a Christian. For my part, I apologize for not recognizing that sooner in my life.

The Enduring Inspiration of Robert Kennedy's Ripples of Hope

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 06.05.2016 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

In the summer of 1966, my parents, Robert and Ethel Kennedy, traveled to South Africa at the invitation of Ian Robertson, President of the National Union of South African Students, or NUSAS. NUSAS, which opposed the racist Apartheid regime then in power in South Africa, wanted my father to deliver the keynote address at the annual Day of Reaffirmation of Academic and Human Freedom at the University of Cape Town.

Great Conversations: James Ellroy

Alex Simon | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Alex Simon

I interviewed James Ellroy, the great American noir novelist, at LA's venerable Pacific Dining Car in April 2001. We were there to discuss his latest book, The Cold Six Thousand, but wound up tackling a myriad of subjects over our three hour lunch.

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

Out Loud and Off-Screen: The Power of the Spoken Word

Graeme Blackman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Graeme Blackman

As April comes to an end and the city of Baltimore is seared by racial conflict, I have been thinking about one of the great examples of the enormous power of public oratory, which occurred 47 years ago and whose anniversary is rarely noted.

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

North Korean Human Rights Violations Described

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.17.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

The R.F.K. Human Rights Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. on Friday, February 13, 2015, with three North Koreans former political prisoners who have become activists.

Honoring MLK With Action

Stephen Seufert | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

Philadelphia, like so many other cities across the nation, has lost its sense of unity and purpose. Poverty has robbed too many Philadelphians of their individual dignity, family and community.

Is Mitt Romney the Political Reincarnation of Hubert Humphrey?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

A 2016 Romney candidacy seemed a bit farfetched in the immediate aftermath of 2012. Should Romney run for president again, he would be on the same trajectory as Democrat Hubert Humphrey. Will Romney suffer the same fate should he declare a third presidential candidacy?

Jerry Brown's Big Green Inaugural Week

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future.

Robert F. Kennedy: Rare Photos of an Undaunted Man

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cosgrove

Of the three Kennedy brothers -- John, Robert and Edward -- who ascended to the national political stage in the 1950s and '60s, it was arguably the...

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.