The Harvard law professor and author of The Persistence of the Color Line explains why he believes that the nation’s first Black president is not going to be a transformative president when it comes to race.
The California Democrat and member of the new congressional “super committee” explains why the biggest deficit America faces is jobs.
Tavis pays tribute to the legendary lyricist who is described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “defining creators in mid-century pop music culture.”
One of our bloggers thinks Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the best voices on the side of the working poor in American journalism. What do you think?
Just before Texas Gov. Rick Perry tossed his hat into the GOP presidential ring, he promoted a Christian-centered prayer day. Our blogger Sean Nixon attended “The Response” and weighs in on the event.
There were sighs of relief this week when a Texas judge ruled in favor of Gov. Rick Perry’s controversial role in a major religious event. Judge Gray Miller threw out a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The organization, which sued Perry, cited that his participation in the upcoming August 6 day of prayer is a clear violation [...]
Will candidates “break free from the noise of a one-size-fits-all Christianity” in 2012? Our blogger Sean Nixon makes a case for seizing on a unique opportunity.
Los Angeles mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors president discusses his city’s reliance on cars and explains why he feels the national immigration debate is wrongheaded.
Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas regards himself as a compassionate conservative in his state, despite his critics, and with good cause. He wants to stem the high recidivism rate of ex-felons by working with faith-based re-entry programs as a way to not only help former inmates, but shore up a lagging state budget. From a government standpoint, [...]
One good thing about the mainstream media following a non-story like Sarah Palin mangling the midnight ride of Paul Revere, is that it gives us all an opportunity to revisit an interesting tale from American History.