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From Ferguson to Cairo

Freedom House | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Freedom House

Clearly, Ferguson is not Gaza, or Bahrain, or Egypt. As many activists in those countries would note, the situations are simply not in the same category in terms of scale, severity, or political context. But no one should be satisfied merely with the fact that there is less tear gas and deadly police violence in the United States than in authoritarian countries.

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

Tea Party Activist Calls For Walkout Of 'Hitlerian' Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Fringe conservative activist Judson Phillips called on Republicans to walk out of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, describing the ...

Vows to Re-Visit on Mother's Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have spoken to many women about the vows they make when they become mothers. As we approach Mother's Day once again, I think it is time to have a frank discussion about them.

On Republican "Leadership"

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

If Paul Ryan has any positive quality at all, it is his ability fully to disclose the aspirations under the surface of GOP rhetoric. He shows us the authoritarian streak of this party that clamors so loudly about freedom.