May

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Obama proposes end to "state of perpetual war"

In a speech at the National Defense University yesterday President Barack Obama declared the nation must move away from the "state of perpetual war" that has existed since 9/11.

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In response to school closures, a new movement is born

A new national movement for education justice has been born all across the country, to defend public education from those who would destroy it.

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New York veterans chart a way forward

Veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars gathered last Saturday at a local New York Area Veterans for Peace conference.

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Senate judiciary committee approves immigration bill

The bill was supported by a bipartisan group of eight senators (the "Gang of Eight").

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A call for “foreclosure-free zones” at Detroit “people’s hearing”

UAW International Vice-President Cindy Estrada has called on union members to mobilize to create "foreclosure-free zones," to halt the eviction threats that have affected families.

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Texas plant blast explainable, not excusable

The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.

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Scandal, smandal, sign me up for Obamacare!

It's true that liberal and progressive - frankly political - organizations have taken advantage of the 501(c)(4) tax exempt provisions too, but not on the scale of the tea party.

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Education coalition assails wide use of temporary faculty

Elite colleges are being reserved for the very wealthy and higher education for the 99 percent becoming more standardized, impersonal, low quality or completely out-of-reach.

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Despite growing revenue, Calif. governor shrinks budget proposal

Not surprisingly, Republican legislators praised Brown's budget, with Republican Assembly leader Connie Conway calling it "realistic."

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Will Texas turn blue?

San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."

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