Is the progressive blogosphere dead?

UPDATE (10/29/13): The progressive community is abuzz about a pair of posts from Ian Welsh and Jerome Armstrong about the “Failure of the Netroots.” My view is that Ian and Jerome are reflecting deep, often unspoken dismay among some progressives that the...

The global war on women

The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty. Consider these facts: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. Women and girls ages 15 to 44 are...

The silence of the left: Obama, Bush and extrajudicial killing

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald has spent the duration of Obama’s presidency asking a fundamental question of the left: Why are George W. Bush’s transgressions, which elicited fury from Democrats and liberals, acceptable when President Obama adopts –...

Monsters

I’d really like to know what justice looks like for the monsters who do this: In a [Sierra Leone] rape treatment center, I met a 3-year-old patient named Jessica, who was cuddling a teddy bear. Jessica had seemed sick and was losing weight, but she wouldn’t say...

Witnessing history

Every age has its historic moments. Ours: The 9/11/01 attacks and brutal amputation of Manhattan’s skyline One of the most destructive tsunamis ever recorded (Indian Ocean) One of the deadliest earthquakes ever recorded (Haiti) One of the worst environmental...