Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."
Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.
Among the next big things — climate change legislation looms large.
The magnificent outpouring of over 200,000 people in the nation's capitol for comprehensive immigration reform on March 21 will have a profound impact across this country.
The signing into law of the new health care reform package has all the earmarks of a historic victory in more ways than one.
It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.
The huge immigrants' rights demonstration in Washington D.C. on March 21 was a triumph in many ways, but the battle has only started.
The election of Barack Obama has triggered a racist counteroffensive in much the same way as the North's victory in the Civil War spurred a counteroffensive by the former slaveholders and their allies.
We join with those who hail this legislation both as a measure that will save lives now and begin curbing the insurance industry, and as a giant first step to further reforms.
Indications are that a new immigration reform bill with some bipartisan support will be introduced very soon in the Senate. But there are going to be some severe problems.