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Debt collection

More and more, mainstream political campaigns are dressing up fundraising pleas with the scary language of collection agencies. 

Should we put government in the hands of a party determined to subvert it, or a party—however flawed—that believes it still has a role to play in securing the common good?

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

voting booth

This is the most polarized presidential choice since 1980. Yet issues fundamental to the nation’s future have been excluded from the debate.

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

While Peter King’s hearings on Muslim “radicalization” were controversial, they draw on a long history of US policy that has demonized Islam, under Republicans and Democrats alike.

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Martin O’Malley raises a fine concern about Bush-versus-Clinton politics.

March 30, 2015

House Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly approve extending absurd corporate tax breaks.

December 5, 2014

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

Black voters who consistently turnout for Democrats are trying to show the party the way forward, if only it would pay attention.

November 5, 2014

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014

If Republicans want to be more appealing, they should return to their roots as a party that put “the man (and woman) before the dollar.”

February 18, 2014

Republicans and Democrats in the House vote 332-94 for a bad budget plan.

December 13, 2013

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: The tradition of debate that has always defined American democracy seems to have escaped us.

October 2, 2013