I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.
Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.
An immediate challenge for anybody who cares about the future of our democracy is the elections this fall: Whichever side wins will have a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.
All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.
Blocking the right-wing Republican power grab is the number one priority of all progressives in the Nov. 4, 2014 elections.
What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.
"One day it's the Dreamers, the next day it's Walmart moms and fast food workers, and then the Moral Monday movement the day after that."
A section of the keynote to the Communist Party USA 30th National Convention, June 13-15, 2014. It was delivered on the convention's opening day by outgoing National Chair Sam Webb.
Another major electoral battle is shaping up in November that will determine the political terrain of struggle for the next period.