Opinion

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On Day One, GOP Congress takes the axe to Social Security

It's patently obvious the GOP is trying to convince retired workers that in order to preserve the system, the disabled should be sacrificed.

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"The Country of the (Growing) Blind"

Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.

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A season’s reflections on socialism

Nine reflections on the fall of the Soviet Union, what socialism is and isn't, and getting to socialism USA.

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Turning Ferguson outrage into united action for justice

Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.

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Which Rob Lowe is the real creep?

It takes a special kind of hubris for a celebrity to hold up his real self for us to admire while making a fool out of lost souls and deadbeats.

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A special prosecutor a must in Michael Brown case

The goal of selective leaking of information seems be to influence public opinion prior to the completion of the grand jury's work.

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Memories of Ñancahuazú, Tlatelolco and Cubana de Aviación Flight 455

This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.

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Don't write stupid stuff: Al Sharpton and the New York Post

The real purpose in attacking Sharpton is to deflect attention from the actual issues.

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Reflections on the Communist Party convention

Recently the CPUSA held its 30th National Convention in Chicago. It was an impressive event showcasing the party's depth of work throughout the movements for justice.

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Elections, the state, reform & revolution

Another major electoral battle is shaping up in November that will determine the political terrain of struggle for the next period.

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