Category: Opinion

Rand Paul’s Call—Reality vs. Rigidity

By Ralph Nader Two contemporary stories about Senator Rand Paul (R- KY) illustrate the disconnect between one’s ideology and personal experiences. Imagine a fierce opponent of regulation being saved in a crash by government-mandated seat belts and air bags and…

Religious bigotry is un-American

By Tulsi Gabbard I am proud to be the first Hindu American to have been elected to Congress and now the first Hindu American to run for president. While the headlines covering my announcement could have celebrated this historic first,…

Opinion: Which side are you on?

by Randi Weingarten President, American Federation of Teachers Our country’s history abounds with moments when Americans had to choose which side they were on: Independence or loyalty to the Crown. Jim Crow or civil rights. Marriage equality or discrimination. War…

How to prevent future Trumps

Why did so many working class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful, megalomaniac for president? It’s important to know, because we need to stop more Trumps in the future. The answer lies in the interplay between deep-seated…