Opinion

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2015: Not your usual "off year" election

The leaves are turning and cooler temperatures are beginning to prevail - it's election time.

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Homicides and violence: Moral crisis for our nation

The people's movement must make ending homicides and institutionalized racism a central aspect in the elections and beyond.

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Pope Francis offers the world a prophetic voice

We must not sacrifice people at the "altar of money" - the pope calls on us to amend our ways so we can meet the challenges of climate change, poverty, war, and division.

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The United States of No

Sad that our democracy is so cluttered by checks and balances that it stymies justice.

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Spreading peace in Japan and worldwide

The cries of the world's people demand peace - no nukes, no war, no hate; but what is needed to build a lasting structure of peace?

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Julian Bond, civil rights leader, dies at 75

Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.

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The left’s challenge: facing institutional and individual racism

Perhaps hammering out a common agenda violates the concept of Black Lives Matter, but we can still work something out along with other Democratic and progressive candidates.

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A Middle East nuclear weapon-free zone: a vital next step

It's time and past time to look at the status of efforts to rid the world of what's been called the only true weapon of mass destruction.

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Ten fateful days in Mississippi, March 1962

"In March 1962 I was a sophomore at Brandeis University, becoming increasingly aware of the broad social movements occurring across America."

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The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Any real climate change program must deal with a triple challenge, which can only be met by global agreement to replace competition with cooperation.

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