It's a major step forward that the American Bar Association has now officially condemned "panic" defenses used to justify anti-gay hate crimes.
It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!
The times, they are a-changin, singer Bob Dylan wrote in 1964. Fast-forward to our present day and the times are still changing, only not in our favor.
If it were my decision, first I would try to talk Ben Bernanke out of leaving, since he is the closest thing to a "Depression scientist" that has ever been in the job.
It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.
An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.
In spite of the death of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and other reverses, the "Bolivarian" process of integration in Latin America is advancing.
How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.
South Dakota is a hotbed of virulent racism, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the U.S.
Sooner or later the news will break that Nelson Mandela has died, and the frenzy whipped up by the media about 'what will happen next' will resume.