National Politics

The Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bernt Rostad/ flickr CC 4.0)

Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?

Posted September 19, 2017 by Peter Dreier

The organizers, activists, artists, writers, athletes, judges and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged. The current controversy over whether to dismantle statues of some prominent Confederate figures
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What Will Happen to DREAMers and the Lives They’ve Built?

Posted September 7, 2017 by Lornet Turnbull

Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B. Christian Moreno’s job as a residential assistant at California Lutheran University allows him to cover the $8,700 gap in expenses that
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Who’s Better? Glennon vs. Kaepernick

Posted August 22, 2017 by

I did not want to wade into the Colin Kaepernick story, but the Chicago Bears $14 million new quarterback Mike Glennon  compelled me. Glennon, a career backup, was handed a huge contract to be the Bears starting quarterback. He got
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No Sanctuary for Law-Breaking Feds

Posted August 1, 2017 by Matt Gonzalez

Two years ago Kate Steinle was shot while sightseeing on Pier 14 in San Francisco.  The accused, a homeless Mexican immigrant with no prior relationship to her, says it was an accident that occurred as he handled a discarded bundle
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FOOTBALL IS TOO DANGEROUS

Posted August 1, 2017 by Ralph E. Stone

A study published in the July 25, 2017 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association found the following: “In a convenience sample of 202 deceased players of American football from a brain donation program, CTE was neuropathologically diagnosed
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