Cuba in the house

My favorite television show at the moment is Fox's "House," but one episode made me scratch my head.


Trying 9/11 case here is not hatred for NYC

NEW YORK - The far-right has spearheaded an anti-Obama campaign over the plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan. But it's all nonsense.


Saints, sinners and the NFL

As most Americans were racing down to the bottom of their Guacamole dip and watching the largest sporting event of the year, another Super-Bowl-related race to the bottom went unnoticed.


One family’s “American Violet” experience

When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.


Americans get fired for nothing

Book Review: "Can They Do That? Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace"


Food for thought from someone who had an empty plate

In 2005, I found myself homeless for three days. My single parent couldn't afford the rent, and we had 30 days notice to get out. Things went from bad to worse.


MLK was a working-class hero

"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis.


How the Greensboro sit-in ignited a social revolution

For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.




Aim those arrows accurately

We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, if the Republicans - the strongest advocates for Wall Street and corporate profits at the people's expense -  succeed in stopping Obama.

Climate change moves and countermoves

From right to left, players on all sides of the legislative and political battlefield are trying to move the debate their way.

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