Inequities in our justice system continue to widen with wealthy, white criminals continuously managing to escape punishments faced by others
The consequences of Republican deregulation and their weakening of OSHA has been an ongoing threat of death for American workers.
Republicans are enthusiastic about sequester cuts until it affects their wealthy constituents. Then, they throw temper tantrums.
This month, an article argued the Iraq War was the single worst foreign policy decision in US history. This may be more than just hyperbole.
This week, no less than eight former directors of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed onto a public letter to two Senators accusing the Obama Administration of abandoning the War on Drugs simply because he has indicated he plans to largely respect the decisions of voters in Colorado and Washington when they legalized marijuana in November. President Obama would be esteemed by many if he were to restrain federal agents more than he did during his first term with regard to raids of medical marijuana dispensaries in other states, such as California or the 17 other states where the voters have supported medical marijuana. In fact, President Obama promised before entering the presidency that his justice department would not be perpetrating the failed War on Drugs as so many presidents had done before him, but this is one area where people can point to what the President said he would do and what he actually did, and the disparity is unfortunately significant. Once he got into office, he faced tremendous pressures from lobbyists who stoke the War on Drugs, and the primary culprits are enforcers like the DEA and the profiteers of this ‘war’, such as the prison industrial complex. As Mansfield Frazier writes,
One woman's tragic story provides a glimpse into the plethora of problems the U.S. faces with a lack of affordable housing and homelessness
No matter how much they try to blame sequestration on Obama and the Democrats, Republicans set it up, and the victims will be the poor.
Could the answer to the ongoing economic woes of the country be a forgiveness of household debt? At least one economist thinks so.
Trends in militarization, surveillance, and civil liberties violations raise disturbing questions about the exchange of liberty for security.
People actually willing to vocally support reproductive rights have become less and less common owing to the success of stigmatization
While debunking the sickening Sandy Hook conspiracy theory may seem to dignify beyond what it deserves, it has to be done
Fossil fuel barons need to join the efforts to stem climate change, but their religious beliefs may be an unrecognized barrier to progress.
Mirroring their counterparts nationwide, conservatives on a post-election political cruise reveal they still don't understand their faults.
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?
A close look reveals that right wing blowhards and con men are successful with the same gullible audience.
The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led in a rightward direction
Budget negotiation drama is getting more intense as the fiscal cliff or 'austerity bomb' approaches. The stakes for the poor couldn't be higher
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has been selling the notion that he understands liberals & conservatives, while basically badmouthing liberals
Ever since Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act and championed policies supporting minorities, whites have been defecting from the party.