"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?"
Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.
President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.
"There is no such thing as global warming," says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.
Soviet filmmakers were often criticized in the West for producing stories sneeringly termed "boy gets tractor, meets girl."
While banks, auto companies and the state of Michigan itself have all been bailed out with taxpayer money, Detroit has not received bailouts from anybody
Every year Conn Hallinan's Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of “Are you serious?”
"The Republican Party is the party of the white working class," David Brooks, the New York Times' resident conservative "intellectual," declared.
The biggest risks to taxpayers, who underwrite federal loan guarantees, isn't renewable energy. It is nuclear power.