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Two schools of thought dominate the debate over the housing finance mess. Are the needs of ordinary people getting left out?
Fear is paralyzing us. How do we get over it, and find our way back to courage, power and joy?
Gareth Evans, a former attorney-general and foreign minister in Australia, threatened me because I raised the issue of his support for the Suharto dictatorship in Indonesia.
Itâ€™s time to restore corporate power to the people by blasting through the myths about how corporations should be run, and for whom.
As we've all been there once or twice or three times, can we at least laugh about it? Maybe a weird, sad laugh.
70 percent of the clothing made in Cambodia is sold in the United States--where's the Foxconn-style outrage over atrocious conditions for garment workers?
America's biggest corporations are once again bankrolling the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's dirty political ad machine.
We must stop subsidizing the fossil-fuel industry.
The line between law enforcement and lawlessness has been blurred in the streets of our towns and cities.
Reflecting on her own history as a black child in slowly integrating schools, a mother shares her hopes for a better future for her son.
Even as states and schools try to put in place anti-bullying policies, the Christian right is mobilizing to undo them.
Hip-Hop is For Lovers: Sex and Intimacy Through the Lens of Pop Culture's Most Influential Music Form
Speaking with Uche and LenÃ©e, hosts of the weekly podcast "Hip-Hop is For Lovers."
My 14 Year Old Son Has Brain Cancer -- Without Obamacare, We May Have Been Dropped By Our Insurance Company
My then 13-year-old son would have reached his lifetime limit of health insurance had such limits not been eliminated by Obamacare on April 1, 2011.
Eni Faleomavaega is on a paid trip to Bahrain this week, part of a year-long friendship the congressman has developed with the Gulf nation.
There is no "nuclear renaissanceâ€ and there won't be: it just doesn't make sense economically.
As many GOP-controlled state legislatures seek to 'police' voting, state Constitutions are emerging as the best new defense.
As families of dead miners mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, there is little consolation in the way of improved safety laws or reforms.
What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation.
As questions remain as to the role race played in the death of Trayvon Martin, the right is using race-baiting tactics to silence any broader conversation about racism.
Obama was willing to make substantial cuts to the crown jewels of liberalism--Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid--in order to get a deficit-reduction deal with Republicans.