Do I really believe that Limbaugh has evolved beyond partisanship? No, the sun still rises in the East. But I'm grinning because I've learned that at the end of the day America only works when it represents its people, and it's fun to see Rush learn that lesson too.
Activism has long suffered the same curse as does the starving artist -- so much heart and so little capital. Until recently, that is. Tapping crowdfunding in a big way, activism has re-emerged in a bigger, bolder form.
We decided to get several perspectives on the famous day from those who live inside the movement 365 days a year; the people who see the ins and outs of the battle to legalize marijuana. How do they see 4/20?
As the virtual gets more real, and more of our traditional modes of expression and interaction migrate online, it is likely that the recent virtual march on Washington will be the first of many to come.
While the upset and distress over the month's unfortunate acts of hate speech and vandalism have obviously been immense, it is paramount to note the speed, organization, clarity of intention and inclusivity with which the Oberlin administration and student population have responded.
Money dictates the political agenda. An event like the tragedy in Connecticut can put a dent in that agenda. But the fact remains that the issues that progressives are concerned with typically are not even discussed in Congress.
If they are taking a stand against sports or commercialism or whatever it may be that is against the grain, we, the mainstream suckers that we are, should make sure to click "like" or comment "good for you, you unique person."
Those subjects were not part of my high school curriculum in the 1990s. With the exception of black history, women's history and especially gay history remained virtually absent from my graduate training at Columbia in the 2000s.
Forcing the country to face social issues through cultural interventions is especially critical for a grassroots U.S. immigrant rights movement, given that none of the "leaders" of the Washington-based immigrant rights groups with national media clout is an immigrant. That's right: none.
I believe a highly significant part of my being an American is my freedom to protest actively and nonviolently when I completely honestlly disagree with the momentary course of events. In this spirit, I watched President Obama accept the mantle of leadership for another four years.
Around the globe, mounting evidence indicates that the international community is failing in its responsibility to ensure the conditions necessary for civil society activists to conduct their work freely, without fear of retaliation from the government or other actors.
By launching new initiatives without addressing ongoing human rights violations, the U.S. government is missing an opportunity to use its engagement with Bahrain to support the emergence of a more just and democratic society.