"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."
The slogan of the day was "Medicare: As American as Apple Pie."
The death of Sarah Bland has the nation abuzz about police brutality, but a lesser known story regarding a Lakota woman is also worthy of our attention.
"Because of Medicare, our seniors have access to health care, they're living longer lives, decent lives. That's something worth fighting for!"
The 6,500 athletes are accompanied by their 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators in attendance.
Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.
Most of what's wrong with American politics today is on display from now through the weekend in a downtown hotel in San Diego.
"Welcome to Arizona where a black trans-woman cannot walk down the street; where Martin Luther King Day was repealed by a Republican governor."
It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."
Netroots Nation, the gathering of progressive activists and bloggers, is heading into its 10th year in Phoenix this week.