The first US Social Forum (USSF) took place in Atlanta in June 2007. Twelve thousand progressive social-justice advocates from all over the country came
The last Supreme Court nominee of a Democratic president to be rejected was in the 19th century. Two of President Grover Cleveland’s nominees failed to receive Senate confirmation in 1894.
Perhaps no holiday has more varied interpretations or is more politically volatile than “May Day,” the first day of May. Some may know May
Mike Mansfield was a legislative giant, yet his two favorite words might have been “Yep” and “Nope.” He could be a Sunday-morning news show
For many in the LGBT community, the 2010 census marks the beginning of a not-so-quiet revolution in a push for greater official recognition. Activists
In 1995, the percentage of African-American players on the Cardinals was above the league average. In 2009 it was one-fourth the league average, and as the 2010 season begins there are no African-American players on the Cardinals roster or coaching staff.
Ryan Franklin’s concern for his gun rights just doesn’t measure up to Curt Flood’s personal sacrifice to remove the shackles of the rules of the game that bound a player to a single team for the entirety of his career.
Like many people, two of my primary interests are politics and sports. They both lend themselves to statistical analysis; they have “seasons” (in both cases too long); and winners are sometimes the wealthy front-runners (George W. Bush or the New York Yankees); other times they are among those with the least resources (Dennis Kucinich or the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays).
On March 4th, Senators McCain and Lieberman quietly introduced a bill that Salon Magazine’s Glen Greenwald calls “the single most extremist, tyrannical and dangerous