Opinion

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The Iraq war is over - or is it?

President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.

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President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.

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Obama in Osawatomie

The President's speech in Osawatomie was the true "pivot" towards jobs and away from the austerity debates of last summer for which workers, occupy protesters and tens of millions more have been waiting.

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Republican senator admits that latest GOP filibuster was sabotage

The GOP vote against President Obama's nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Board was to sabotage the agency.

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Obama administration reverses Bush policy on affirmative action

Affirmative action has received an important boost from the Obama administration.

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Politics isn’t a morality play

In times like these some might ask: does a strategic focus on defeating right-wing extremism continue to make sense? I think so, and here's why.

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

Shame on the Supreme Court!

The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.

 

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