Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial.
The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.
On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.
Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.
The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.