In times like these some might ask: does a strategic focus on defeating right-wing extremism continue to make sense? I think so, and here's why.
More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.
Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.
The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.
A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.
Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.
Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.
The Republican Party is excoriating everyone from the president to the occupiers of cities around the country for fanning the flames of "class warfare."
White House press secretary Jay Carney, responding to questions about under what authority a U.S. citizen can be assassinated, concluded with "I have nothing more for you."
The assassination of al-Awlaki has elicited criticism in the main because he is a U.S. citizen and is supposed to be accorded the constitutional right to due process.