The ultra-right leadership of the House of Representatives has decisively moved to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public radio and public television. They argue that "conservative taxpayers" should not have to "subsidize liberal media."
Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.
The right-wing offensive is backfiring. But the battle is far from won.
The GOP has awakened a working-class giant, which is standing front and center and declaring proudly, "We are one nation."
The Republican Party in several states is hell bent on getting more guns into the hands of school kids, including, ridiculously enough, in Arizona.
Peter King's congressional inquisition of the purported "radicalization" of U.S. Muslims is taking place the same month as the 60th anniversary of another all-American witch hunt.
Republicans pulled a fast one last night, but Wisconsin workers have shown they will not take it lying down, and the key has been their "special sauce" - breadth and unity.
Paul Krugman's recent quip - that the Republican leadership has adopted the slogan "Kill the Future" to counter Obama's "Win the Future" slogan in his State of the Union address - gets truer every day.
Don't ask working people, employed or unemployed, who have few or no financial reserves, to solve the problem of exploding deficits.
Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.