The U.S. postal service like our national parks is a national treasure.
Most of the people who joined the military came from poor and working class families.
Despite the often-depressing vignettes of the characters' plight, the story is ultimately one of the pride and dignity of the working class.
Three decades ago, prior to Reagan's "Republican Revolution," 40 percent of America's retirees were receiving real, defined benefit pensions.
The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.
Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.
In many European countries - the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium, and France, among others - the far right is gaining ground in the polls.
This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.
Lorenzo Torrez, leader of the Communist Party, a staunch yet quiet spoken fighter for union rights and Mexican American equality, died New Years Day in Tucson.
"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"