With the U.S. political system inundated by a flood of unchecked, uncontrollable corporate campaign cash funneled through unaccountable political campaign finance committees, unions blasted the tide of contributions.
If it weren't so shameful it would almost be funny.
While Gingrich won, the concerns of the American people were the biggest losers.
The Occupy movement has left a distinct mark on the political landscape, yet what direction it will choose to go in is still unclear.
Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.
The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.
Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.
Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.
President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.