Fighting Back Against a Corporate Court

A recent Supreme Court decision may mark a turning point for our democracy. The decision on Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission could have been relatively limited. When it first arrived at the Supreme Court, it only required the Court to decide whether...

Palin’s Tea Party

The Divine Sarah has spoken. “How’s that hopey-changey thing working out for you?” That’s what she said, Sarah Palin. She said it to the Tea Party at their recent convention (or was it the Tea Party Party?) in Nashville. She said other things...

Remembering Howard Zinn

Our nation lost a pioneering historian and social activist last month. Howard Zinn, who died while swimming laps at 87, revolutionized the way millions of Americans—especially young Americans— understand our shared history. His writings and work inspired...

The Kids are All Right

Being a young American today can be discouraging. Things don’t look so good for us, even since Bush left office, leaving behind an awful lot of cleaning up for us “Millennials” to do. BusinessWeek dubbed us a “lost generation,” because 18 percent of us can’t find...