It’s always Passover: Freedom is a process

This is the season of Passover, the Jewish holiday of freedom from slavery in Egypt. Even if never substantiated as a historical event, it nevertheless has inspired liberation struggles all over the world.


Immigration reform must be all-inclusive

The immigrant communities themselves, and their allies in organized labor, the churches, and the African American, Latino, and Asian American communities, are speaking out.


Marriage equality promises "a more perfect union"

Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.


Public health care saved my wife's life

Llast year something dreadful came to my family. During a self-examination my wife discovered a lump in her breast. Adding to the anxiety my family had no healthcare insurance.


Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.


Republican "wacko birds" unite!

Iinstead of reevaluating and making sensible changes the way a few Republican operatives are urging them to do, most Republicans are doubling-down on their old ways of doing things.


Cliff diving – new normal for Pennsylvania higher ed?

There is an adage that goes, "once is an accident, twice is a trend." With regards to the cliff funding, that adage is being perpetrated.


10 years later, Iraq war holds big lessons

President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.


Activist Caroli Mullen dies in Baltimore

Caroli Mullen, a life-long activist for peace and civil rights, died March 8 in Baltimore after a two-year bout with cancer.


Are Missouri Republicans insane?

Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?

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