Abraham Lincoln composed the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation for a cabinet meeting in July 1862.
Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.
Ted, a friend, had a question about Cuba: "What about that hunger striker who died in prison there."
It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.
Racial and religious profiling and assaults on constitutional freedoms enacted by the Bush Administration have continued unabated.
NEW YORK - The far-right has spearheaded an anti-Obama campaign over the plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan. But it's all nonsense.
Is this a socialist moment? I hear this question when I travel. So here is the answer I usually give when asked at public meetings.
The actions of the Republican Party over the past year in opposition to health care reform and every other program of the Obama administration are unprecedented in character.
The election of Annise Parker to the office of Houston mayor is a major accomplishment for progressive forces in Houston and around the country.
A year ago, we said that the country was entering an era of democratic reform and that the same coalition that defeated the right in the 2008 elections would drive the process going forward.