Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.
The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.
Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.
Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.
President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.
"The Republican Party is the party of the white working class," David Brooks, the New York Times' resident conservative "intellectual," declared.
While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.
With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.
With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.