Opinion

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#NoBillNoBreak –25 hours of history

My phone fired off notifications from Facebook and Periscope about every five minutes,  signal flares from a body of people angered by a crisis of GOP gridlock and apathy.

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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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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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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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Fifty years out of college and finally (almost) normal

Over the weekend of June 2-5 I'll be attending my Yale Class of 1966 50th reunion in New Haven, Conn.

 

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Grand Old Woman of U.S. Communism: Mother Bloor and Iowa farmers

Mother Bloor is famous in labor and radical circles, but unknown to many, she was also a key figure in the farmer's struggle in Iowa during the Depression.

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Plotting for Gus Hall and free speech at Blue Moon Tavern

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.

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Low-ball to snowball: Underestimating poverty among older Americans

Instead of a life lived in dignity, many senior citizens have to scrimp, accept charitable hand-outs, and decide whether to pay for medicine or go hungry.

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An open letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

"Instead of going in to work at Verizon, I stood outside with a picket sign. I'm on strike because it's time for you to listen to us."

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