It was a spectacle that had few if any parallels in the modern history of nations.
Solutions are possible. Much will depend on whether the political will can be mustered. That will depend on mass struggle.
Let's keep hope alive this holiday season and into the New Year with the hope and expectation that lasting victories are possible!
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.
President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.
The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.
Eighteen veterans each day kill themselves; an average of 950 veterans each month attempt suicide, shouldn't this be considered a national emergency?
With a price tag of $250 million, the George W. Bush library is the biggest and most expensive of the 13 that have been opened to recognize the former presidents.
The bravery of the first responders, whether public workers, runners, fans or race volunteers, in rushing toward those who were hurt and towards the explosion, smoke and chaos is to be saluted and recognized.
President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.