Opinion

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Why I’m voting for Obama and Democrats as a person of faith

This season overlaps with another period of reflection on the theme of outgoing and incoming: the end of President Obama's first term and his re-election to a second.

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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Health care ruling changes national debate

Wow. How quickly the press changes their reporting.

The danger of a Romney election

Private sector revised job figures show an average of less than 90,000 per month since January. Unemployment inched back up to 8.2 percent.

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A right-wing apologist in sheep’s clothing

David Brooks positions himself as an above-the-fray "moderate," but the reality is otherwise.

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Does it matter who rules: Republicans or Democrats?

Taking a nearsighted view of the political landscape, some have concluded there is little or no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

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Cory Booker surrenders

Cory Booker said he was nauseated by the attacks on private capital. He said Mitt Romney's firm, Bain Capital, "has done a lot of good."

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The great conspiracy

While I am not a great believer in grand conspiracy theories, I have a serious conspiracy theory about what is going on behind the façade of U.S. politics.

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2012 elections: Building a new foundation

The class struggle, rather than stopping during an election, actually intensifies.

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A wake up call to vote

Trayvon lives in the remarkable outpouring of sorrow and outrage demanding justice in the case.

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