In the 2006 Senate election in Virginia, incumbent Republican George Allen was defeated by Democrat Jim Webb after undergoing what is called here his "macaca moment."
The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.
Racial and religious profiling and assaults on constitutional freedoms enacted by the Bush Administration have continued unabated.
The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.
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.
Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.
The 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place this past weekend, showed the nation two things: the right-wing fringe, while still small, has become more activist and, secondly, it has become even more extreme. It was more than tinged with fascist ideology. The conference embraced it.
All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.
The Nashville tea party convention was an orgy of racist hate, aiming to bring down Barack Obama and take our country back to the policies of Reagan, Bush or worse.
When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.