In April of this year, the 1940 census was released after the usual 72-year privacy-restriction period. On the cusp of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I thought it might be interesting to take a peek into the past of the families of the candidates for highest office.
As Ryan attempts to dismantle Medicare as we know it, he is trying to distract attention from his plan by falsely claiming that Obama is the one who is cutting Medicare. People in Wisconsin have not fallen for Ryan's illusion, and I expect voters across America won't either.
As with other provisions in VAWA, the SaVE Act is another commonsense protection that is mired in partisan politics. What Republicans have refused to understand is that sexual violence, dating violence and stalking transcend political lines.
Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is probably a chance that Mitt Romney thinks is worth taking, the best among the limited choices his backers would allow him.
We require people in elected positions who grasp that government has a purpose -- to help and protect and educate citizens. Those are the leaders my father respected.
Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?
Like Wisconsin, America at large is bitterly at odds with itself. A starting point for recovering our national community is to acknowledge that we all, whichever side we're on, face the same question: What kind of country do we want to live in?
With Paul Ryan on the ticket, Mitt Romney now has a good shot at winning Wisconsin, a state that hasn't gone Republican in nearly 30 years.
The two sides are more clearly defined for voters. But will the vice presidential candidate matter? In the end, the election will rest on the state of the economy on Election Day, and on whom voters believe they can trust. Mitt Romney still has a lot of work to do on the trust issue.
We know from the countless stories of many marginalized American communities -- from LGBT communities to Latino immigrants -- that bullying is practiced, promulgated and promoted in America. Why are we so good at it?
In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.
The deaths of Sikh Americans at Oak Creek -- because it is a crime motivated by hate -- are a cancer that threatens our ability to be that family. There is no surgery we can perform to cut out that hate. How do we fight that hate? With love.
The carnage that erupted over the weekend at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is the latest stitch in a very long pattern of alienation and hostility that has befallen Sikh Americans over the past decade.
It would be an amazing upset, should Tanya Lohr win --something on the order of a fairy tale!
The notion that anyone could think murdering fellow citizens reflects American values tells us a lot about the ways we have failed as a nation to ensure that all people understand, at its core, what it means to uphold those values.
The Sikh world offers its condolences to the victims of the tragedy, their loved ones and their community. May God grant families of the deceased the strength to bear the loss of their loved ones, and grant healing and solace to the wounded hearts.