This week I revisited Maura Healey, who's running for the office of attorney general in Massachusetts and was recently endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Healey, who is openly gay, is currently leading the Democratic primary polls by a narrow margin.
To those who say the U.S. should stay out of this conflict, I say that every day provides the U.S. with a new chance to at least try to get it right.
American Federation Of Teachers,
Center For Media And Democracy,
The National Education Association,
Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to school board seats.
California Capital Punishment,
California Death Penalty,
In 1960 the Supreme Court could have kept Caryl Chessman from being executed in San Quentin's death chamber. He was executed more than 11 years after his conviction, following countless state and federal post-conviction proceedings and appeals. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not seize that opportunity.
Left, right or center, few dispute that our criminal justice system is broken. But two new and thrilling victories this month are giving real hope to activists who want more effective and humane crimes policies.
Imagine you are a parent who has overcome a disability; it could be physical or it could be psychiatric and requires you to take medication. Imagine that based on that diagnosis, a judge decides you are unfit for custody of your child.
Two separate federal appellate courts issued contradicting decisions this week that could potentially impact how millions of people pay for health insurance.
As I wrote on Facebook and again on this petition, I just don't see what good can be gained in the horrific slaughtering of so many children!
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law is often recognized as a repudiation of racial segregation in the southern states. But this common association overlooks the reality of discrimination in public accommodations in the North, including in America's largest city.
While some other elements of the Ryan poverty plan deserve serious consideration, such as those relating to the Earned Income Tax Credit and criminal justice reform, his "Opportunity Grant" would likely increase poverty and hardship, and is therefore ill-advised.
This entire story is a tragic one, and it should push us to admit that the path to justice simply cannot include more gruesome violence.
Comparing Hobby Lobby with the two rulings in civil rights law cases issued by the Court over the last year, the key factor that explains how the conservative majority ruled is not precedent, the language of the statute, or congressional intent, but who wins and who loses.
The horizon for breakthroughs in understanding mental disorders keeps drifting decades further into the future. The more we know, the more we know how little we know. It seems unlikely there will be any grand slam home runs or walks -- just singles and lots of strikeouts.
International Monetary Fund,
The recovery continues, but it remains weak, indeed a bit weaker than we forecast in April. We have revised our forecast for world growth in 2014 from 3.7 percent in April to 3.4 percent today. This headline number makes things look worse than they really are.
Consumer Protection Agency,
Many financial sector executives are not fans of bank regulators -- to put it mildly. But I have a different perspective: I love my bank regulator. Here's why -- and why you should, too.
It seems like every day we hear a new attack - yet these products are actually helping some people quit or cut back on the much more dangerous alternative of smoking tobacco.
Climate change was a no show issue in the 2012 national election cycle. That won't (nor should) be the case when Americans go to the voting booths this November.
Last week marked the 10th anniversary of a federal reactor fire safety standard, but it's doubtful anyone at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) broke out the Champagne. That's because 35 reactors -- more than a third of the U.S. fleet -- still don't fully comply with it.
North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who is running against Clay Aiken this November, urged the Republican Party, especially men in the party, to bring policy discussion "down to a woman's level."
The unconscious organizes itself to minimize internal conflict, because that can give rise to overwhelming anxiety -- especially when powerful emotions exist in mutual opposition.