In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds.
Like all giants of the past, Henry David Thoreau writes in a different period of time but speaks to us today.
"We have to use the vote, because it can be a deciding factor in electing someone who will stand with us."
Trump shocks Republicans because he is cruder than most, but dog whistle racial signaling is not new to today's GOP.
Did I "rapidly burn out?" Did most of my friends in "the movement" follow that course? I rather think not.
The forcible removal of the Paiute people from the Malheur Reservation brings to mind the failure of the U.S. to live up to its treaty obligations.
"An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on."
Bernie Sanders may or may not win the Democratic presidential nomination, but he has already put socialism into the mainstream political debate in the U.S.
Mary Brown was the living embodiment of the "fighting Irish," a "never give up, never give in" spirit of independence and progressivism.
She cared deeply about connections: between teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.