The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
What kind of country are we? A country with scant resources, fading glory and no choices? America's working people already know the answer. We are a nation that still has choices, and we don't need to settle for stagnation.
While I cheered for the miners coming up from the ground beneath the Atacama Desert, it was painful to recognize yet another sign of the dangerous, corporate-driven agenda that has far more regard for the bottom line than for working people.
To protect undergraduate education and increase the economic viability of our institutions, nontenurable faculty have to unionize, and unions should pour their money into organizing this growth market.
If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.
Overlooked in the Mets' looming battle with Francisco Rodriguez is the situational morality and circumstantial logic behind the Mets' most recent decision. The underlying logic of this case reveals the ambiguous self-interest of both sides.
Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.