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Patriotism Reconsidered

William S. Becker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than they deserve.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

5.85 Million People Who Can't Vote But Can They Still Complain?

Marlon Peterson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Marlon Peterson

In 2014, where Blacks and Latinos are overwhelmingly subjugated to carceral punishments, is it sensible to make the claim that if you don't vote you can't complain?

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

Why Aren't Kids Part of 'All Men Are Created Equal'?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

How different might things be if our youngest were voters? They'd be a powerful constituency whose vote politicians would covet. As a result, my hunch is that we'd have much more funding for education.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Pussy Riot Proves We Are Not Having a Post-Feminist Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

t's tempting to divorce ourselves from Pussy Riot's reality, to compartmentalize them as being a small, controversial group of women "over there" where limited freedoms are simply the reality.

GM CEO Appointment Sobering Reminder of How Far We Still Have to Go

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Shoham Geva

On the surface, it's a fantastic thing. It's always a fantastic thing when one more positive first for any target identity is achieved. But as an 18-year-old female going to college today and expecting to head into the job market myself in the near future, it's also disappointing.

Women and Children First

Ursula Burton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Ursula Burton

The phrase "women and children" is being used to manipulate people, and it's offensive to me and insulting to males.

Don't Mess With Harriet Tubman

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The questions raised by Russell Simmons' "Harriet Tubman sex tape" and also by the "Slap Hillary" video game (which, unlike the sex tape, is still up) are simple and succinct: Why is violence against women a joke to men? Why is disrespecting female historical figures OK?

Our Language, Our Neighbors

John F. Schwaller | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
John F. Schwaller

There is no point in the history of the United States in which there was not a multiplicity of languages being spoken.

Aurora: Questions That Will Continue to Haunt Us

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Unlike some Americans who almost as predictable as the massacres themselves offer only two extreme solutions -- arm every American or ban every gun -- I am left once again only with questions.

We Can Do It: anecdota Presents 'Take What Is Yours'

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

If you would like to see a creative, historically sound and well-played piece of theatre, then Take What Is Yours is for you.

Killing Democracy One Vote at a Time

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.

WATCH: Pakistan's Transgender Community Celebrates Voting Rights Victory

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

The Pakistani transgender community celebrated a huge victory this week as the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to register them as voters...

From Suffrage To The White House: Remember The Past, Fight For The Future

Elinor Steele | Posted 10.05.2011 | Women
Elinor Steele

Do you know the feeling of being in the presence of greatness? I felt surrounded and embraced by that feeling during my recent visit to the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C.

Women and Hispanics Key to the Election

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Everybody's tired. But we have to push, a little more, a little more. Especially we must encourage our friends in two groups, one a powerful minority...

Ninety Years of Women's Suffrage and Counting (Photos)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

The images from the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery represent important holdings from the early women's movement in the United States and abroad.

Waiting for Equality

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

As the 19th Amendment gave women equality at the polls, the Paycheck Fairness Act will give women equality in the workplace. It is the next milestone in the fight for equal rights, and the Senate must act now.

The Work Behind Women's Equality Day

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Women's Equality Day is marked today, August 26, and it will likely be celebrated this year in much the same way it was celebrated in 1920--that is to...

My Prayer for Election Day

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

We pray, regardless of the outcome of the election tomorrow, that we will find the ways to build bridges and work together for the common good of the country we all dwell in.