Opinion

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Ted Cruz is Trump on steroids

Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.

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In Trump, the right wing has created a Frankenstein monster

Trump's fantasy plan is not only counter to everything America stands for, it would be impossible to carry out and does not address the circumstances that lead to tragedy.

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Laquan McDonald killing exposes edifice of brutal oppression

The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.

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Laquan McDonald killing underlines need to radically reconstruct criminal justice system

Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.

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The police story of this murder was a lie

We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.

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It’s time to exonerate the Groveland Four

Despite Groveland becoming a beacon of light for black residents, local law enforcement had become known for their brutality toward the black community.

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Dear Gov. Snyder: Syrian refugees are welcome in my home

"Contrary to your declaration of denying refugees a home, I am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan."

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Love, hate, and Islamophobia

"After last Friday's senseless tragedy in Paris, the rejection of my loved ones reached a fever pitch."

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John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.

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Bernie Sanders, socialism, and the 2016 elections

Sanders' candidacy is a tale of taking down the right wing and appealing to ordinary people to become the authors of their own democracy and lives.

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