This is a volatile moment: The class struggle is intensifying and the outcome is still to be decided. The battle is for the future of our democracy, economy, and country.
It's no surprise that Republicans, right-wing think tanks, corporate moguls and, of course, Wall Street execs and CEO's are worried sick about Occupy Wall Street.
A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.
The idea of a memorial to Dr. King was first proposed 27 years ago. His monument is the first on the National Mall not dedicated to a president.
The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.
The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.
If we live in a country where some citizens' votes count more than others - in other words, in which "one person, one vote" is really not the standard - how can we claim to be a real democratic state? At best we have a limited and imperfect democracy.
New York took a jump into the 21st century as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.
Reading the judge's dissent last week, I was not surprised that she maintained her integrity, as I witnessed it first-hand when I knocked on her door three years ago.
Hopefully, if asked about the road to socialism, people of socialist inclinations can give a better answer than two Mainers did to a lost traveler.