The line between what's legitimate free speech versus a threat of bodily harm to him will be tested, blurred and challenged just as repeatedly. Nugent is only the latest example of that. He won't be the last. That's what makes what he said so chilling.
Republicans seem to think they can get away with almost anything because their Election Day hopes will be saved by a bad economy. But the people they attack know the Tea Party's history of cynical, culture-war attacks that deeply affect the lives of real people. We have our eyes wide open.
While recovery policies that incorporate the green industry are certainly more propitious than those without, they are once more promising things the industry can't really deliver to those suffering through the recession.
Underlying every single argument about women in this election is the issue of class. Ann Romney, the privileged mother of five versus women who "have" to work for pay.
Men out-earn women in the U.S. and lots of people in this country think they should continue to do so, to the detriment of individual women, their families and our entire society.
I urge you to invoke the words Mr. Reagan used to describe the defense budget, as education is best defense in securing the American dream, "defense is not a budget issue. You spend what you need."
We must become a much more politically engaged and informed population and take responsibility for ensuring that those we elect to represent us in Congress are held accountable, but also support them when they do the right thing.
We can no longer afford to be so profligate with our transportation infrastructure and if we don't reign in these costs and creatively rethink these systems, the global economy will eventually force the issue. That's a bridge I don't think we want to cross.
In response to my offer to a debate or public discussion, the Koch brothers, hiding behind their attorney, wrote, "We are confused about what there is to debate." Well, I'll tell you.
SAG-AFTRA, one union, now stands where once there were a separate Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors. The labor movement is far from dead.
This recall election will determine whether Scott Walker continues to damage the lower and middle classes in Wisconsin, and you may, in fact, be the only candidate that can beat him.
A decision that effectively rolls back or repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be a double-whammy for Wisconsin health care consumers. Many would be left to rely on a safety net that Gov. Scott Walker is relentlessly tearing down.
Leaving aside the false, quaint conceit that journalists are neutral, Gannett has tacitly admitted that this action was motivated not by some high standard of journalism ethics, but by fear that some political bullies might call them biased.
We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?
My friend Scott Walker and so many of my Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill and across this country forgot the most important rule of democracy -- the power always lies with the people.
None of us would want to have our job performance judged on an outcome that we don't really control. But that's where teachers now find themselves.