We need a constitutional amendment to ensure that every eligible American -- regardless of their race, age, gender or where they live -- enjoys a fundamental right to vote.
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day and the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, many Americans -- women and men, young and old, rich and poor alike -- still face barriers to voting.
Fifty years ago, on August 28th, I stood in the dense and expectant crowd near the Lincoln Memorial to hear Dr. Martin Luther King. Fifty years later, Jim Crow is gone and segregation is illegal. Yet, the legacy of Jim Crow persists.
Didn't we win this one already? ...
As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.
Today, instead of making the right to vote a rock solid commitment, we actually find ourselves as a nation debating settled principles and even settled law when it comes to protecting the franchise.
So it is a reflection of social progress that so many conservative Republican lawmakers and right-wing leaders try to wrap themselves in the moral authority of the civil rights movement. But it's also a reflection of cynical political posturing.
Until the underpinnings -- the root causes -- of economic and social injustice are confronted in more honest and open dialogue, issues of race will continue to dog this country and slow its progress.
National Review used to be a serious magazine of conservative thought. But now it has degenerated into partisan cheerleading.
I find it increasingly difficult to believe that certain states in the alleged "United States" would mindfully attempt to undermine the right to vote ...
Tech companies such as Yelp are now partnering with ALEC. Let's set aside the intelligence of climbing on board the Titanic after even the rats have left, and analyze their rationale for a moment.
The summer of 2013 on the U.S. racial map should remind us of the endurance and current significance of some of the metaphors from Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech as well as references in Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind."
Ninety-three years ago today women officially earned our right to vote and we've been making our voices heard ever since. We've come a long way in 93 years, but the recent assaults on women's health, worker's voices and voting rights signal that we still have far to go.
Can we please stop talking as if the phrase "Republican moderate" has any basis in political reality? Nationally, the GOP has become a party of radicals, proudly wearing on its sleeve its contempt for the less well off and its ignorance of basic scientific reality.
Recently I watched The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) (staring Jackie Robinson as himself) and 42 (2013) back to back. They tell the story of how Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball and changed race relations in America.