We should all care about having fair elections, free from corruption, at both the federal and state level. For that reason, we should all be watching the McComish case closely. Will the Court that permitted the injection of unlimited corporate expenditures into our election process now prevent one of the best ways to ensure candidates without corporate backing have a fighting chance? We'll know the answer soon.
Obama looks tired. He's cut back on the jokes now. He's cut back on the smiles. But sometimes, you need to go away to keep your love alive.
GOP hawks may long for the day when America fashioned itself the "cowboy sheriff" or "the white knight on a charger", but what they forget is that Bush shot the horse and tarnished the knight's reputation.
There's a choice quote in this Emily Browning interview over at Nylon Magazine that merits a mention. Its implications are shocking.
"There are people here, good people; these people hold the same values as we do, and they're going to die to the last one if we allow Gaddafi to go on to the conclusion of his criminal logic."
It's quite a world we live in it, isn't it? On the one hand, we have the Heart Attack Grill, whose 570-pound spokesman died this month at the age of 29. On the other, we have people like Natala and Matt Constantine, who have taken a different path.
In Southeast Asia, UXOs left over from the Vietnam War injure and kill hundreds of people each year.
Our involvement with Libya has been dubbed, by these faceless Pentagon brass, as "Operation Odyssey Dawn." Um... OK. But seriously, is this the best we can do?
Though 4 million people have now moved their money from the big banks, it didn't take the banks long to come up with new ways to swindle money from their customers. This is why we need to keep the momentum.
Children as young as 2 or 3 years old are trying to make sense of their world, and inevitably they are encountering their spirituality. Illness, grief and loss are often part of this process.
We are still saddened today at the senseless loss of life in the Triangle fire. We are still galvanized by the call for workers' rights in its aftermath. But I'm also struck by those who refuse to learn the lessons this tragedy can teach us.
Millions of business travelers come to the U.S. every year using business visitor visas. But a recent investigation revealed allegations of visa fraud by corporations using these visas not to conduct business, but to import foreign laborers.
You know how things sometimes just don't add up, signaling to us right away that something's just not right? Well, there are two adults in Arizona, public officials no less, who don't have B.S. detectors.
We all know that politics can and often is a dirty game, but when did our children become targets for self-aggrandizing individuals willing to do practically anything to advance their own agenda?
Elizabeth Taylor's passing really got me thinking about looks that defined that time. I've taken each statement from the 1920s to 1980s and put a new spin on it.
This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Maybe at some point Obama will make some sort of address to the nation, and maybe he won't. Chances are, if he does, our involvement in Libya will probably be couched in the same euphemistic terms we've already heard.
Republicans campaigned in 2010 on creating jobs and cutting spending and the deficit. But once in power, both in the House and in numerous states, all those promises went out the window.
Understand the charges against Van Jones for what they are: A backhanded tribute to his past accomplishments and future potential as a leader and advocate for a better America.
The dollars on the chopping block in the federal budget debate constitute too little of the budget to make a dent in the federal deficit. But they support programs that do the bulk of the work that most Americans expect from their government
Narrow-minded, unpopular, and unproductive attacks on women's health are not the birthday gifts this historic law deserves or the women of this country need.
The surprising thing about Blankfein's appearance was not what he said on the stand, but what he did when he stepped down.
It seems that time is running out for Syrian President Bashar Assad, and with it also the self-denial about what really is happening in the country that has always prided itself as the Heart of Arabism.
The documentary Houston, We Have A Problem doesn't feature short soundbites, evil empires, or conspiracy theories. What it does do is present many sides of the complex energy debate.
Let's count the reasons that the Ed Koch Bridge is a non-starter. First, it's always a mistake to name things after the living, even if the honoree is 86 and unlikely to get involved in a sensational sex scandal.
In an interview, union organizer Steven Lerner discussed his mortgage strike idea, the big banks, the Tea Party, and accusations by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh that his ideas constitute "economic terrorism."