On this Earth Day, those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery.
Imagine for a moment that it is 1858 and you are an abolitionist. Talk about discouragement:
Boston has felt like a city under siege this week, in ways that have brought out both the best and worst of us
Even with two bombing suspects identified, one shot and one captured after an intensive manhunt, no one understands yet why the Boston Marathon was targeted.
The Obama administration’s budget included a promissory note. It will take them a few more weeks to tell us what they plan to spend next year on the Afghan War. Their intention to bring that war to an end, though, is clear.
Regardless of who caused the Boston Marathon massacre, the danger is that the US war on terrorism will be reignited just when it was beginning to fade after a decade.
Lost in the shuffle about competing budgets and the evaporation of sequester hysteria is the issue of defense spending. The left always wants to cut defense. The right, unfortunately, takes the generals and admirals too literally and always wants more for defense without ever getting rid of the fat, fraud, abuse and unnecessary spending.
There were hundreds of heroes in the aftermath of Monday's tragic bombing attacks in Boston. Doctors, police officers and even former NFL players responded with tremendous courage and saved lives. Carlos Arredondo — easily recognizable in photos and videos because of his cowboy hat — was one of those heroes and is prominently featured in two of the more memorable and traumatic images from Monday's attack.
“What the hell are they thinking?” the former DNC chair asks about Obama's proposed budget. The Democrats' civil war?
WASHINGTON — Howard Dean has had it with President Obama's budget proposal, saying the plan put forward by the White House might just drive him from the Democratic Party he once led as DNC chair.
When Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca, recently directed a corporate “fracking” combine in Western Pennsylvania to unseal the terms of a settlement with citizen-plaintiffs, she struck a clear blow for the public’s right to know.
When he was asked in 2011 about the possible impact of the sequestration on defense, Chuck Hagel breezily replied that the Pentagon was “bloated” and “needs to be pared down.”