Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.
"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."
Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.
Some categories not covered by the executive order need to be brought out of the shadows, perhaps under another order in the future.
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.
This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.
The arms used in this genocide were supplied to the Guatemalan military by successive U.S. administrations beginning with that of Ronald Reagan.
Nine years ago we published a still-relevant editorial about the Fourth of July, titled "Toward a third revolution." What we said then bears repeating.
A government "of the people, by the people, and for the people"? Hardly. Try a government "of the one percent, by the one percent, and for the one percent."