The good news is that the economy today is much better than it was six years ago when George W. Bush left office. The bad news is that, despite these improvements, the 40-year decline of the ...
It has been a remarkable turn of events in the story of these two states -- first Indiana, then Arkansas -- passing these so-called "Religious Freedom" measures.
It's a story that has been ...
Last month, I gave this tribute to Aaron Swartz, an internet activist, when I hosted a special Capitol Hill showing of the documentary Killswitch . Aaron was targeted for prosecution for his ...
During a recent Amy Goodman interview of Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on her Democracy Now show, Wallach neatly summarized the problems of progressives with the TPP:
I've written a few diaries over the last six years. Most of them weren't that great or important. I feel like this one is different.
I live Chicago. As you probably know, there's a mayoral ...
I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple. It asked my Senate colleagues to begin the process of overturning the disastrous Supreme Court ruling on ...
This article by lindsay Abrams in Salon : This is absolutely terrifying: “There are really only two big patches of intact forest left on Earth” brings some obvious but inconvenient truths to ...
After reading the Department of Justice report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department earlier this month, I was struck by a number of the issues raised by the DOJ. For example, I was more than a ...
" The most important job I ever had was Precinct Captain ." —Harry S Truman
I n the past few months, starting shortly before Christmas, the founder of this blog has several times made comments ...
“I got to go. I can't be here.” Those were the last words of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, spoken in the parking lot of the team's practice facility on the morning of ...