The tide is starting to turn, and we can be hopeful that 2014 will truly be a Year of Action for democratic and progressive victories. Here are five reasons why.
Few could have missed what are likely the most contemptible words ever uttered by a candidate for the presidency of the United States - words that show just how unqualified he is to aspire to that office.
The sheer grandiosity of the project - the nightly slow motion parade through 22 cities, the $10-to-$20 million price tag - provoked new conversations about the validity of Earth Art,
While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.
Last year, a year that began so brilliantly - for our top one percent - ended in angst.
The President's speech in Osawatomie was the true "pivot" towards jobs and away from the austerity debates of last summer for which workers, occupy protesters and tens of millions more have been waiting.
Ten years ago, our nation faced what is arguably the greatest test to which our people have faced since the Civil War on our own soil.
Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.
A good lesson was the way many bereaved families joined hands to proclaim a message of peace and social justice, under the banner of Sept. 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
The date was September 11. The airplanes came in at rooftop level. In seconds the great building was ablaze, and many lay dead. In the aftermath, cold-hearted reaction took over power in the country, repressing left, the working class and the minorities. Many years passed before the country emerged from this nightmare.