Here’s an innovative program that promotes citizen engagement and government responsiveness: In Arvada, CO, citizens can use a new, free iPhone application to report
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
Some may call it a dead topic that should stay dead, but I think that a national discussion of torture needs to continue. Andy
Congress makes it to the daily news but highly influential school boards often fly under the radar. When right wing board members gain a majority,
As the adage goes, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But small-time power—and the little, just-slightly-over-the-line acts that local politicians get away with—offers
One argument opponents are using to try to block healthcare reform is that we’ll have to wait four years for change to begin. That’s
Watching the expansive media coverage of the right-wing Tea Partiers’ meeting in February, I’m wondering if a similar, lefty meeting would receive equal attention.
Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973. For many, it is alarming that the Supreme Court had to enforce the
Actually the Republican and Democratic parties collaborated quite a bit well into the 20th century. They had to, because both parties were populated by both liberals and conservatives. Republicans and Democrats crossed party lines to advance their causes.
One of my favorite progressive authors, Naomi Klein, posted a much-needed correction of a recent piece by Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, titled “How