Politics isn’t a morality play

In times like these some might ask: does a strategic focus on defeating right-wing extremism continue to make sense? I think so, and here's why.

Don't be cruel: Extend lifeline for millions now!

Two million desperate job hunters will, on Jan 1, 2012, lose the only lifeline that keeps them and their families surviving.


Alabama's racism

Alabama approved the racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic law HB56. The law, passed by the GOP legislature and pushed through by the GOP governor, cries out for a nationwide counterattack.


Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.