UN-AFFORDABLE HOUSING - The affordable rental housing situation in the US has been in crisis from as early as the 1960s, and it has only worsened over time.
EMANCIPATION - One day in late June, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news:
AN 6 JUSTICE - Nobody on the Left should deride as insignificant the current public US House hearings on Donald Trump’s effort to stay in power ultimately through violent means in the wake of Joe Biden’s clear victory in the 2020 presidential election. Unimportant?
EXECUTIVE PRIViLEGE? - Steve Bannon is trying to keep at least one conversation with Donald Trump shielded from the House select committee.
FINANCIAL CRISIS - It wasn’t just cryptocurrencies that crashed Monday, it was crypto exchanges, crypto mining stocks, publicly-traded companies holding large investments in crypto, and crypto ETFs.
MASS SHOOTINGS - “They were at places that seemed safe — but few spaces in America are guaranteed safe anymore.”
GUN REFORM - A group of 20 U.S. senators announced a deal Sunday on an outline of a bill designed to give the appearance that they are taking meaningful action on gun violence and mass shootings.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue a ruling later this month that could overturn Roe v. Wade and imperil abortion rights nationwide, a group of 25 senators on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to do all he can through executive action to protect reproductive freedoms at the federal level.
TAXING THE VERY RICH - Whenever there are new or proposed changes to tax law, your eyes may glaze over as they skim the headlines.
US ECONOMY - Unless we address this growing imbalance, corporations will continue siphoning off the economy's gains into their CEOs' and shareholders' pockets—while everyday Americans get shafted.
HISTORY REPEATS - Several years ago I went to a small conference in Washington, D.C., and sat in on a lecture on “a new era of statecraft.”
FOR MEMORIAL DAY - JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
GUEST COMMENTARY - I’m beyond fed up that the gender of the murderers are still largely absent from conversations about America’s mass shootings crisis.
GUEST COMMENTARY - I am at a loss for words to describe my utter outrage, my excruciating pain, and my revulsion at yet another massacre in what has become an unending cycle of carnage wrought by guns.
GREAT REPLACEMENT THEORY - Ten people were slaughtered in Buffalo last Saturday, killed at a supermarket in the heart of the Black community.
SCOTUS - When Supreme Court member Sam Alito’s secret plan for canceling the constitutional right of people to end their pregnancies leaked to the public, Republican politicos went ballistic.