Today there is another group who has figured out how to use the language of citizenship to twist the rules in their favor: Corporations.
President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.
Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.
"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.
Looking at it through a wide-angled lens, we've been staying at people's houses for hundreds of years; saving money, meeting people, really immersing ourselves in the culture.
Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world.
Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave.
President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.
"We need a labor-led third party in this country" is a refrain I hear more and more. It's a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly!
Yesterday was a milestone for me. Not a day of sadness as much as a day of reflection. January 12, 2015, was the fifth anniversary of my father's death.