The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.
The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.
The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.
What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.
Salt, in moderation, improves the flavor of most foods. So too with politics. The victory of President Obama was decisive, and satisfying , because of some salt.
We were both exhausteded but buoyed by the growing excitement and the sense evident on everyone's face that the long awaited victory was at hand.
Today it's hard to believe that one once had to be a Protestant to hold high office.
The "Frankenstorm" is the latest reminder that voters in the 2012 Elections have a stark choice between radically different approaches to environmental policy.
Proposition 32, "Stop Special Interest Money," is being funded by shady corporate front groups unleashing a torrent of money as Election Day nears.
The most extreme voices in the Republican Party have been quiet as church mice as Mitt Romney has migrated to more moderate positions.