Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.
In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.
In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.
"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."
A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.
President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.
The party's 30th national convention will be held June 12-15 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Politically, we are ready. It's going to be a great affair."
"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."
"The North Carolina legislature passed the most sweeping, discriminatory voter suppression bill in the country, then sought to hide their hands and skirt the scrutiny of the law."
An unpublished manuscript "The Diary of Francis Marion Wheeler 1842-1899" has been gathering dust on a bookshelf in our house for many years. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down.