Opinion

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As Bernie Sanders draws 10,000, socialism draws 47 percent

Not since the days of Eugene Debs' bid for the presidency from his prison cell has a socialist candidate garnered so much attention and support.

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A monumental contradiction

Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.

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Obama uses N-Word to make point about not using N-Word?

It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.

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Michelle Obama's deeply moving words

At the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, Michelle Obama spoke of the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome discrimination.

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Drawing a line in the sand on TPP is a mistake

I am opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, as well as the enabling legislation being debated in Congress.

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Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.

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“I’ll sit out the 2016 elections”: really?

Announcements by candidates running for president are coming fast and furious; the 2016 election campaign has begun.

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St. Louis single mom swept into office on winds of change

"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."

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Chicago’s mayoral election: A tale of two cities

Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.

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Chuy Garcia and the right to a city

What was supposed to have been a waltz into a second term for Emanuel has turned into a fight for his political life with challenger and longtime progressive Latino leader Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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