Snowden and our civil liberties

We add our voice to the many calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program.


I spent 19 days in a psychiatric hospital — and loved every minute

My impression of such treatment centers was quite negative. Then I was a patient in one.


Top 10 television shows of 2013

Television series, as of late, have taken risks, made leaps in creative writing, and even moved beyond cable TV.


One year after Newtown and I am still angry

One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.


Remembering Mandela’s visit to Washington

Mandela was greeted by a standing ovation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus erupted in cheers to welcome this great freedom fighter.


A handshake that shook the world

In the spirit of Nelson Mandela, President Obama stopped and shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial to Mandela in South Africa.



Should Iran have the “right” to nuclear fuel?

There are any number of obstacles that could trip up the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the "P5+1," but the right to "enrich" nuclear fuel should not be one of them.

Don Coulter, a fighter’s story

Every step that Don Coulter takes on his tough road to recovery, has been supported by his wife, family, his union and community.


View from Dallas: Let’s not forget what JFK did

While the nation at large prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, few cities have a slate of activities to rival that of Dallas.


Workers win in Tuesday elections

On Tuesday, Nov. 5 workers and their allies achieved important victories in elections in New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and New York.

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