It is amazing how fast momentum can shift in politics. And it usually happens for reasons that could not have been predicted.
Through years of struggle, Debbie Bell made a difference. And our party the struggle has moved forward and is that much stronger and influential because of comrades like Debbie.
A conference committee has been established, with a Dec. 13 report back date to propose a new budget. Republican Paul Ryan is already discussing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.
Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.
It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.
After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.
In July of 1963, I was preparing for my senior year at Nashville's Pearl High School. For me, news about the civil rights movement became an unsettling blend of darkest tragedies and heady victories.
This is the story of one direct outcome of the 1963 March on Washington, to which I went as a member of the Huntington Township Committee on Human Relations in Suffolk County, Long Island.
I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.