As I left Georgia yesterday for NY, I was consumed with irony. So many heads of state were gathered at the UN hearing the U.S. stress the importance of human rights as we simultaneously executed this man.
Troy Davis has exhausted all of his appeals and without clemency or some other drastic action, he will be executed next week. An entire case based on witness testimony that has now fallen apart requires immediate action.
The depth of our current economic crisis is so complex — there are no easy answers. But if we are to maintain our strong standing in the world, we must begin to follow through on the president’s suggestions.
According to a new study, 1 in 5 kids in the most powerful nation on earth now live in poverty. Which, for those who continually want to attack the poor, is only $22,350/yr. for a family of four.
Let us remember that even in the face of fire hoses, hate groups and imminent death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never faltered in his dedication to peaceful opposition.
When hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people show up for one job opening, we have a major crisis. Now that the debt crisis is subsiding, we have got to focus on the unemployment calamity.
We are now officially witnessing the largest ethnic wealth disparity in decades. For those who claim we are in some sort of ‘post-racial’ society, I have news for you: we are anything but.
During the presidency of George W. Bush, the national debt ceiling was raised umpteen times. So why the sudden about face?
Though we may not be leaving Afghanistan completely at the moment, the president is taking the appropriate initial steps.
In an attempt to stifle our advancement and revert change, many conservative leaders are enacting new laws that make it just as difficult for the already disenfranchised to vote today as it was decades ago.