Romney, Obama and the real Jerusalem issue

The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.


What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.


Being president takes more than a businessman

As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.


Health care ruling changes national debate

Wow. How quickly the press changes their reporting.


Obama advances new civil rights revolution

President Barack Obama: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."


2012 elections: Building a new foundation

The class struggle, rather than stopping during an election, actually intensifies.


“Obamacare” fight could determine nation's future

This fight needs to be looked at in the context of the bigger, rougher national argument over what kind of country and what kind of people we are going to be.


Disney uses black Princess Tiana character to sell watermelon candy

And not only was Princess Tiana used to sell the Valentine treat. Alongside her a white Sleeping Beauty is used to sell vanilla candy.


Expect a bitter fight on the budget

Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.


Obama's State of the Union: combative and centrist

Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.

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