Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Wash., in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, has ruled in favor of felons the right to vote in state prisons there.
Announcement by Democratic Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota that they will retire was greeted with dismay but six Republicans are stepping down as well.
Jim Wallis, founding editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, a Christian social justice publication, calls for new values and new economy.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be a smart man, but that doesn't stop human rights activists from outsmarting him.
Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.
A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.
Lester Rodney, who as sports editor for the Daily Worker from 1936 to 1958, helped lead the struggle that broke major league baseball's color barrier, died Dec. 20 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
The Obama administration launched an unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz for the 2010 Census on Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour.
What the government really did for the financial giants in March as a way to help them unload their toxic mortgage securities was put up a sign that read, "Free money, come and get it."