Football, despite its violent and masculinist culture, isn't an island unto itself, but rather a microcosm of social crisis that ripples across every segment of our larger society.
The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.
As we reflect on the 13th anniversary of the attacks that shook our nation, it appears that little progress has been made in the "war on terror."
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.
The real purpose in attacking Sharpton is to deflect attention from the actual issues.
Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.
President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.
An immediate challenge for anybody who cares about the future of our democracy is the elections this fall: Whichever side wins will have a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.
As an Ohio native, I have to admit I got a little teary eyed when NBA basketball star LeBron James announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.