Like the iconic Mr. Spock, he was virtuous, wise and generous.
The integrity of journalism has suffered many blows in recent years, including corporate takeovers, advertorials and rank desperation. It is a small tragedy, then, to lose one of the profession's brightest and most unfaltering voices.
In the brief holiday rest between the last night of Hanukkah and Christmas Day, America lost one of its greatest spiritual leaders.
Iraq War veteran and activist Tomas Young has died, "Democracy Now" is reporting.
In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African-Americans.
Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday.
She had many lives, but before becoming the most famous and photographed American, child actor phenom Shirley Temple was locked in a box and forced to sit on a block of ice.
Amy Goodman and the team from Democracy Now have put together a wonderful tribute to the late Pete Seeger, who died Monday.