Over the past few days, both before and after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made waves over his racially insensitive statements regarding Michael Brown’s death and criminal statistics within the black community.
What is curious, is that although America is not, was not, and never will be a Christian nation, there are signs that a religious purity crusade is gaining traction.
On Monday, a day after he told Fox News he had “no second thoughts” about his decision to forcibly quarantine a nurse who had just returned from West Africa, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reversed course and announced that he was allowing Kaci Hickox to return to her home in Maine.
After it had been confirmed that a doctor in New York City had tested positive for Ebola, conservatives reignited their fear mongering and Obama-blaming over the disease. Among them was Nick Muzin, Deputy Chief of Staff for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
On Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, host Jon Stewart devoted the first segment of his program to the subject of climate change.
In this season of discontent, we lost a legend in the crusade for sensible gun reform. James S. Brady, the former White House press secretary for Ronald Reagan, died earlier this month, more than 30 years after being wounded in an assassination attempt on the President in Washington D.C.
On Thursday, thousands of fast food workers across the nation walked out on their shifts to protest the low wages and lack of union representation in their industry.
Political cartoonist Bill Day recalls the impact musician Pete Seeger had on his life and remembers him in a touching column.
As sick as we might all be of partisan infighting, this is a battle we need to have. This isn’t a pointless test of ideological purity to source a base pleasing candidate.
The political and media firestorm about Richard Cohen’s recent column, as typical, missed the real issues.
In recent decades (starting with the ascent of former President William J. Clinton to the White House in 1992), “true” liberals have stood by helplessly as members of both of the nation’s political parties continued to drift further to the right.
There were many winners and losers (and one who won and lost) in last night’s elections, but the biggest winner was liberalism.
NYC’s stop-and-frisk program was going to start seeing reforms including oversight and cameras on patrol, but a federal court has halted it.
Anthony Weiner needs to get out of the race after the vile, misogynistic tantrum his communications director, Barbara Morgan.
With union power waning, governments are implementing workers’ rights. It’s time to build a national movement built on grassroots efforts.