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We need to switch from the dominant "great man" view of Mandela as a singular savior of South Africa to an understanding of his citizen-empowering politics if we are to do justice to his legacy and its potential for contribution to a world in turmoil and crisis.
Today, nearly 4.4 million people in America have families, own homes and have even started their own businesses. They are pursuing the American Dream with one exception -- they cannot vote.
It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.
For at least a decade, Americans have been living in the shadow of war and yet, except in pop fiction of the Tom Clancy variety (where, in the end, we always win), there's remarkably little evidence of it.
The revelations that have come out about the National Security Agency's PRISM program are disturbing. The scale and scope of the collection of information about electronic communications and telephone calls that originate and pass through the United States is truly astounding.
Now don't get me wrong: they're partially defusing a fiscal time-bomb they set themselves, so no one should mistake this for a great advance in bi-partisan fiscal policy.
Mandela is nothing short of a consensus world icon, celebrated from the most insurgent to the most establishmentarian precincts, as he should be. But why, then, was his cause so difficult for so many to support when action was needed?
Voters have a right to know where the allegiance of their lawmakers' lies. They should be asking if their elected representatives have sworn to serve ALEC first. And if so, those should be the first to go.
Calling Mandela a Communist or a terrorist shortly after his death is mean-spirited, but it is a bigger condemnation of the moral blindness of much of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War than it is a criticism of Mandela.
In Santorum's book, affordable health care is as much an injustice as apartheid, the systematic dehumanization of 85 percent of South Africa's population that existed until Mandela and others brought it to an end.
The bitter truth is that poverty and income inequality have always been a political football. The reason for that is simple. The poor don't have an active and viable political lobby to fight for their interests.
Let's move past the stubborn resistance to the cure of the ACA. Let's get over the thoughtless scapegoating of Kathleen Sebelius. Let the healing begin.
The Nelson Mandela of the 21st century is right here, right now. We just can't see it. We're too busy spitting on him and calling him a terrorist.
Though they may run counter to conventional wisdom, these 10 research-backed policy ideas could reduce crime in the United States. Here's how -- and why.
Sometimes a single story has a way of standing in for everything you need to know. In the case of the up-arming, up-armoring, and militarization of police forces across the country, there is such a story.
For many years the American Right -- and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite -- have conducted a war on public employees. It's time for Progressives -- and Americans of all stripes -- to wake up and smell the coffee.