Opinion

Election stakes couldn't be higher

Just like they did when President Obama was running  for the White House, the Republican/ tea party candidates are throwing the kitchen sink again at Democrats

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-cops-etc.jpg

Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.

Recession slams Black and Latino families

Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.

Undocumented immigration in international perspective

There are at least 214 million people living outside their countries of origin, either as naturalized citizens, legal noncitizens, temporary workers or undocumented. At least 100 million of these are in the labor force.

Immigrants as scapegoats - a recurrent right-wing tactic

Immigrants have been a perennial scapegoat of the right-wing.

Ginning up racism: its winners and losers

Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?

Tea party trying to take New York with a baseball bat

NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.

Tea party wins could kill GOP hopes of re-taking Senate

Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware primary election Sept. 14, jeopardizing GOP chances of taking over the Senate.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-waltersNEW2.jpg

Noted scholar and activist Dr. Ron Walters dies at 72

Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

111 12 13 14 1517