Recent political events have finally birthed a new political player, The Republicant Party, the one formerly known as the "The Party." The new party i...
Let me rashly and prematurely propose a name for our era: the Age of Activism. Here's a preliminary sketch for a history of the age in which we are currently immersed, as well as a diagnosis of where this activism is heading.
Why isn't the mainstream media talking about the death threats against Republican politicians in Wisconsin?
The wealthiest one percent of Americans control more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. The question now is whether we can rebuild a strong middle class, or whether the budget crisis will be used to reduce it further.
As long as the economy is rigged to redistribute income upward, tax and transfer policies designed to help the middle class and poor will inevitably fail. This is a lesson that needs to be taken to heart fast.
The same bank executives who donated to Scott Walker and have helped him avoid the press with their underground tunnel also ran one of the most conspicuous dumping sites for toxic financial waste in the country.
The ICLR identified the right of "freedom of association" as a fundamental right and affirmed that the right to collective bargaining is an essential element of freedom of association
I joined first a trickle, then a river and finally a sea of people making their way to the Capitol Mall in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday.
By his negative example, Governor Scott Walker has reminded us about the rights and obligations of citizenship and about the importance of standing up for the rights of children and workers to sustain a functioning democracy.
For a long time, I tried to fight it. Sadly, I've had my blinders removed. Public schoolteachers have failed miserably.
This week, Newt Gingrich, exploring the possibility of launching a presidential exploratory committee, partially blamed his past marital infidelity on how "passionately" he felt about his country. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker's effort to blame teachers, nurses, and trash collectors for his state's budget woes succeeded, as the state assembly voted to strip government workers of their collective bargaining rights. Walker apparently forgot to include that $140 million tax break he'd given corporations in his budget blame calculations. Elsewhere, Bill Keller's latest column got even worse pre-opening reviews than the Spiderman musical, and we have officially passed the expiration date on Charlie Sheen "Winning!" jokes. Of course, our thoughts and prayers remain focused on the devastation and suffering in Japan. Click here for information and links on all the ways you can help.
As brazen as Walker was by stripping workers of their rights in the workplace, he can't strip their democratic right to check his abuse of power at the ballot box.
As word spreads that M&I bank is one of Walker's biggest backers, hundreds of firefighters closed their accounts and withdrew their life savings.
The teabaggers want to "take back America." They want to take it back, all right -- take it all the way back to the 19th century.
The question still remains: In what backwards universe could adults allow this deplorable situation to fester?
From our air and water to our teachers and nurses, the corrosive hold of corporate interests on our political system is damaging all of our most precious resources.