Opinion

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Pat Summitt, 64: Gender pioneer

Summitt, if you don't know, was the legendary and beloved women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee.

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Widening wealth gap exposes America’s cultural commitment to inequality

"I believe these truths to be self-evident: America is committed to inequality."

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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The House sit-in wasn’t dumb or great, it was a beginning

One action isn't going to do it. Progressives will have to do much more to break industry's choke hold on Congress.

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Time for the NRA’s members to step up

As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing. 

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Envisioning a modern, democratic, peaceful, and green socialism

The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing. 

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After Orlando, LGBTQ movement grieves

Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.

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“Fight for peace and justice”: Mike Alexander’s final request

Mike "had the most fun when he was hanging out with his buddies ... and talking (loudly) about politics."

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Corey Stewart, Trump’s man in Virginia, promises hell for undocumented immigrants

The xenophobic bloviator has already done some damage in Prince William County. Now he wants to be governor.

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What we talk about when we talk about socialism

Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.

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