August

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Paul Ryan's Pell Grant cuts are unjust, misguided

In a time where tuition and books costs are strangling many low-income and working class students, why are we cutting when we should be funding this vital program?

Why we need a massive jobs program

Seven years later, the downtown and North Side sections still had pockets of the upwardly mobile, but the hustle and bustle had definitely diminished.

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Romney part of Global Tax Dodging, Inc.

Mitt Romney is a tax dodger. That's according to 950 pages of confidential financial documents about his offshore Cayman Island investments.

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Ryan and Akin serve notice of imminent threat to democracy

Every inch of social progress secured in the course of struggle over the past several decades is subject to reversal in the event of a government takeover by the Republican Party.

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Under Ryan budget, a living hell awaits the unborn

Creative Commons 3.0It's curious how those Republicans who preach "right to life" for the unborn are willing to make life a living hell for the newly born.

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Wildfires - and Republican climate change cluelessness - continue

As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.

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Akin, Ryan, rape and Republican hypocrisy

Fierce opposition to women's reproductive rights, including the right to decide whether or not to bear a child, has been the agenda of the Republican Party for quite some time now.

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The meaning of Romney’s Ryan choice

The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.

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Being president takes more than a businessman

As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.

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What’s good about Obamacare?

"...Americans saw health care reform as an urgent priority. All we hear from Republicans is how bad this is.  No one has come up with a better alternative."