Health Care Reform

Immigration

Those who are Not Allowed to Advance

Opposition to progress continues to grow as the nation struggles to deal with economic and social problems. Such is the case when it comes to the issue of immigration reform. Although the majority of the public is in agreement that … Continued

Politics

Sarah Palin and the Pied Pipers of Political Violence

It’s only been four days since the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords of Arizona and already the rightist spin machine is operating at full throttle.  As calls for civility grow, the American public must also remind those practicing the politics … Continued

Immigration

Congresswoman gunned down in Arizona, democracy crumbles in the beleaguered state

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head Saturday morning at a public event in Tucson. Several news outlets are reporting that the newly re-elected Democrat was critically injured and underwent emergency surgery. At least 12 members of her … Continued

Politics

Cross-post: Fox News, Health Care, and the Right-Wing Nervous Breakdown

Eric Boehlert posted this article on Media Matters for America on March 23, 2010. Watching Fox News personalities recently come unglued as the realization set in that (surprise!) Democrats might actually have the votes to pass health care reform — … Continued

Immigration

The President’s State of the Union: Missed Opportunities on the Push for Immigration and Health Care Reform

An insightful post from VivirLatino blogger Maegan la Mamita Mala. Worth reading to the last word. After President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, I needed to get out of Casa Mala. I knew what was coming, the … Continued

Change We Can Believe in. When?

The Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration have wasted political capital this past year in a manner that makes Wall Street losses look like child’s play. Democrats—infamous for circling up, loading up, and firing at one other—are on the verge … Continued

Immigration

Make Justice Happen in 2010

2010 could be the year that our generation achieves its greatest civil rights victories. As with all things, the possibility of great success comes with the potential for crushing failure. Every activist, social worker, educator, and organizer will have to … Continued

Politics

Let’s Give Our Sisters a Hand

As misogyny continues to take a toll on our communities through violence and rising inequality, it’s important to remember the amazing work done on the feminist front in 2009. To that end I offer you ten short vignettes that have … Continued

Immigration

Real Health Reform Leaves No Human Behind

Rosa Parks was well respected in Montgomery’s segregated world of black and white. Nearly fifty-five years ago today she chose to represent those who faced the daily indignities of being treated as a second class citizen by refusing to give … Continued