The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.
Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.
The failure to enact a big enough economic stimulus is the biggest reason the country's in this mess. Obama and the movement that led to his election were too young; the victory was too new and fragile.
Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights, fighting for a massive jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.
The meetings were apparently a response to pressure on the administration to back off of its aggressive immigration enforcement efforts.
What's the budget debate about? Obama put the question of "how to balance the budget" in the context of "what kind of country will we be?"
What to do in a hostage crisis? Sometimes it seems there are no good choices. Giving in to the demands may save the hostage's life for now, but it encourages the terrorist to try again.
I was suspicious of the UN Security Council's establishment of a Libya no fly zone from the beginning, and events seem to be proving me right.
After President Obama's March 28 address to the nation on the U.S. and NATO military intervention in Libya, many questions remain.
The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.