None of my mostly African American 11th graders in Portland had ever heard of the so-called Tulsa Race Riot, even though it stands as one of the most violent episodes of dispossession in U.S. history.
A few days ago, I was listening to a radio talk show discussion of the bill passed on May 7 by the New York City Council, requiring some businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Wednesday afternoon, officials with the US Department of Agriculture announced the detection of a non-approved strain of genetically modified (GMO) wheat on an 80-acre Oregon farm.
Just when you think Congress can't get any dumber, it crafts a $1tn farm bill that harms the poor and promotes unhealthy food
The US Congress, its approval rating still near all-time lows, is reinforcing its own record of stupefyingly short-sighted lawmaking with what may be the most harmful piece of economic legislation in America in years: the $1tn 2013 farm bill.
It's been nearly 50 years since poverty in America was a front-burner issue on our nation's political agenda – and it's time to move it up again.
Blending classical literature with the computer technology of subterranean imaging, scientists have made an astonishing discovery – namely, there is a tenth level of Hell!
"Outside radical groups," squawked Rep. Scott Garrett at a recent Republican inquisition into a citizens' petition that's been submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For almost 70 years, my country, the Marshall Islands, has been fighting for its survival. Unfortunately, the threats we face are the result of forces we cannot control.
Sometimes, the collusion between big corporations and "our" government is so ridiculous, so rancid that is makes you laugh, cry, and gag – all at once – and then you pass out from the sheer stink of it.