With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.
Sen. Mark Hatfield was a man of conscience, and possessed a sense of right and wrong which overrode party loyalty.
Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.
Iraqis tell harrowing stories, reminding us that even if the troops come home, the United States has a debt to pay to the people of Iraq.
The Midwest is awash in flags and bumper stickers boasting support for the troops and the good ol' red, white and blue. But, lately we have seen more and more "Come home!" messages.
Real patriotism requires coming to terms with the grimmer side of American history.
This summer the U.S. may be facing its "most dangerous remaining mission" in Iraq - getting our troops out.
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.
NEW YORK - The CPUSA held its First Annual Conference in New York City, today, April 16.
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.