The celebration in New York of African American culture and struggles, featured a mix of working-class culture, educational presentations, and progressive politics.
An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.
With all due respect, Ed Koch had elements good and bad, but nevertheless was beholden to the capitalist class.
While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.
Business and its right-wing allies are targeting the states' supreme courts for takeover.
The Ryan pick was intended to galvanize the right-wing base, but amusingly, it is actually Republicans who have mapped the road against Ryan.
"The party that aggressively defends Social Security and Medicare will win the next election!"