Threats to justice everywhere

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” April 16,...

Are we a moral society?

Can we be a moral society when we detain people indefinitely with no charges and no recourse then force-feed them when they protest; assassinate our citizens with no trial; slaughter babies with missiles from the sky aimed at ill-defined targets; place a dragnet on...

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 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 –...

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...