In the movement for equality, justice and peace, we smile at trouble and gather strength from distress. We grow brave by reflection and do not shrink.
Why am I feeling hopeful right now? An 11-year-old recording of the presidential nominee bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” seems to have brought us to Peak Trump, sending even stalwart GOP leaders fleeing.
Hope about American politics is hard to come by. But because cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies, let some of the year's progressive victories stir us to work harder than ever to make our democracy real for all Americans.
This Fourth of July Let's Choose Patriotism That Stands for Inclusion Over Exclusion, Hope Over Fear
We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin certainly knows his best angles and how to play to the camera, and he's staged many spectacles that stretch the outer limits of credulity in a series of memorable photo-ops since the global spotlight was first trained on him.
The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.
It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.