For most Americans, the phrase "political prisoner" conjures up images of shady foreign governments plucking dissidents from their beds at night, never to be heard from again.
I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.
This new generation of young war resisters has said 'no' to being a part of the U.S. military machine. They're risking a lot to speak the truth from their 'inside' perspective.
Americans expect a government restrained by transparency and public oversight. But spying has become easier - more open to abuse.
Pieces like Glenn Greenwald's long-winded dismissal of President Obama's anti-terrorism speech explain to me why a substantial section of the left is not yet fit to lead majorities of Americans.
Eighteen veterans each day kill themselves; an average of 950 veterans each month attempt suicide, shouldn't this be considered a national emergency?
Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.
President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.
With a stroke of a pen the Union government outlawed the enslavement of 4 million people. The truth was that the war was not going well for the North and they had to pass the Emancipation Proclamation in order to win.
After the Senate hearingson President Obama's nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, several important points need to be made.