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.


A letter of hope to a nephew in prison

It's encouraging that a good number of people are in favor of reforming the criminal "justice" system, including the prisons.


Dead child walking: A cry from the heart

"The mothers and sons I saw pay the highest price, in blood, fear, anger and worry."


ALEC tries new gerrymandering efforts in Ohio counties

The ALEC forces are now subjecting  Ohio counties with a strong organized labor base, to an onslaught of proposed changes in county government which, if passed, will abolish countywide election of county leaders.


What does Obamacare mean for young people?

At this point in time, there are about 47 million people in the U.S. without health insurance. This includes a good amount of young people.


Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.


The power and hope of the March on Washington

It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.


College’s antiquated policies up against new generation of thinkers

The school is governed by a very conservative Board of Trustees, which imposes right-wing policies and codes of conduct under the guise of our religion.


Connecticut GOP Senate hopeful a threat to kids

Our kids can't vote on Nov. 6. But we can.


Paul Ryan's Pell Grant cuts are unjust, misguided

In a time where tuition and books costs are strangling many low-income and working class students, why are we cutting when we should be funding this vital program?

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