Nicholas von Hoffman, a veteran newspaper, radio and TV reporter and columnist, is the author, most recently, of Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, due out this month from Nation Books.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee bravely declares the 1915 slaughter of Armenians in Turkey genocide. Why not put the same label on themselves, for their role in the Iraq catastrophe?
Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.
Will her talent for raising campaign cash turn into a liability?
What, exactly, is the interest-rate cut going to fix?
They're loud, lion-hearted, obnoxious and essential to democracy. And as an unjust war continues to create enormous suffering, we need people brave enough to practice extreme politics.
By pumping more money into the economy to bail out hedge funds and subprime lenders, the Federal Reserve will only worsen inflation's bite into average Americans' paychecks.
In an effort to bolster the surge and tamp down violence in Iraq, the US military is buying off insurgents. But what happens if they don't stay bought?
Stop the rejoicing about the rise in the minimum wage. Thanks to inflation, the prosperity of the working poor and the middle class is at real and rising risk.
The New York Times turns a spotlight on the super-rich who veil their affluence in assertions of the good that they do. It makes Gordon Gekko's naked greed look good.
America's kids will get less calcium because of our unabated appetite for gas-guzzling cars--and the wrongheaded belief that ethanol is the answer.