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
Community-owned-and-operated utilities are among America’s longest-running “public options.” So before writing off the healthcare public option completely and seeing it consigned to the junk
Taking the recent Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance to its logical extreme, a corporation–Murray Hill, Inc.,–has filed as a Republican candidate for Congress
For progressives looking for a counterpoint to the hypocritical, anti-government mantra of the right, here’s a great source: Government is Good, a website offering