With a stroke of a pen the Union government outlawed the enslavement of 4 million people. The truth was that the war was not going well for the North and they had to pass the Emancipation Proclamation in order to win.
The Second Amendment continues to provide cover for racism just as its original intent was to protect slavery.
Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.
While we mourn the victims of the heinous shootings in Newtown, Conn., it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on what this violence means.
Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.
The working class and people lost a great leader, activist, and fighter for justice and equality this past week.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Eric Hobsbawm, one of the great Marxist historians writing in the English language of my lifetime.
It's funny what you don't learn in school. Funny is the wrong word. Actually it's quite sad.
A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.
It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.