Supreme racism tramples democracy in voting rights

The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.


Paula Deen shows racism has not gone away

Over the past few weeks Paula Deen has gone from so-called celebrity chef to national pariah - and rightfully so.


Ingredients for a movement that can transform our country

How do we accelerate this transition from a movement with transformative potential to a movement with transformative power and capacity?


Lying about austerity serves "special interests"

Ideas and ideologies are rarely if ever free from class interests. If there ever were a controversy that validated the truth of that, the continuing "debate" over austerity fills the bill.


Perspectives on Pfc. Bradley Manning from an anti-war veteran

This new generation of young war resisters has said 'no' to being a part of the U.S. military machine. They're risking a lot to speak the truth from their 'inside' perspective.


Poll reveals contradictory views on affirmative action

On June 8, the Columbus Dispatch carried a poll that measured people's opinions on issues concerning affirmative action, race, and LGBT questions.


The real meaning of Fathers Day

This Father's Day is a little different. It has taken on a new importance. This year, I'm a dad. And I'm oddly excited about it.


Letter from the heartland: Who should get the scholarship?

Recently, I had an opportunity to be a part of a committee that was awarding scholarships to local students.


European Social Contract betrayed

The austerity regimes imposed on the European working class have resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties .


Spying, privacy, and “brave new world”

Americans expect a government restrained by transparency and public oversight. But spying has become easier - more open to abuse.

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