Opinion

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U.S. use of sanctions could spur dollar's decline

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cop stop: Driving while gay

The police officer ordered us all out of the car. Shortly, another police car pulled up and two more officers joined the first.

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Don't write stupid stuff: Al Sharpton and the New York Post

The real purpose in attacking Sharpton is to deflect attention from the actual issues.

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Guatemalan children at U.S. border there because of U.S. backed genocide

The arms used in this genocide were supplied to the Guatemalan military by successive U.S. administrations beginning with that of Ronald Reagan.

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Accumulation of greenhouse gases a "planetary emergency"

If eloquent words and scientific data don't move you to be a better steward of this fragile place we call Earth, then make it personal.

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Out of mouths of babes: "It seems like police are about to go to war with the people"

The determined will of the people to stop police crimes erupted in organized mass protest and cries of "no justice no peace!" Stop police from racially profiling and murdering people.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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How does it feel to be a problem?

The question, "How does it feel to be a problem?" is asked of black Americans in different forms and actions by our society every day.

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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