What 21st Century Democracy Looks Like

Those who say they don’t know what the Occupy Wall Street protestors want fail to understand the nature of this quintessential 21st century movement. It is true that they have […]
Alan Jenkins

Can a Movement Save the American Dream

Co-written with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Originally published at The Nation. On October 3 activists from across the country will gather in Washington at the Take Back the American Dream conference, […]
Robert Borosage

MLKs Dream Deferred

I spent Thursday with my eight-year-old son, wandering through the Smithsonian American History and Air & Space museums. From the war for independence to the Apollo moon landing, it was […]
Terrance Heath

What We Won In Wisconsin

Ignore the chest-thumping from the right following the Wisconsin recall elections Tuesday night. The fact that Democratic challengers prevailed in two of the six races, and came within less than […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Gang of Sixs Raw Deal

The backroom Senate gang of five or six (its membership changing over time) released a plan yesterday that swept through the Washington. It got the support and the opposition of […]
Robert Borosage

Americas Real Deficit Is A Moral Deficit

How can we make sense of the spectacle that’s been unfolding across the American political landscape? Politicians in Wisconsin, Ohio and a dozen other states are trying to take away […]

The American Dream Deferred Pt 3

What happens to a dream deferred? …Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? ~ Langston Hughes, "Harlem" Dreams figure prominently in the poetry of Langston […]
Terrance Heath

The American Dream Deferred Pt 2

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? … ~ Langton Hughes, "Harlem" Whose […]
Terrance Heath

Today We Are One

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. […]
Terrance Heath

Watch the Acclaimed Documentary At the River I Stand

April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968 while fighting for the rights of striking Memphis sanitation workers. This event is brilliantly […]
Brian Dockstader

Dangerous Unselfishness

Years ago, I visited Memphis, Tenn., to attend a conference.  The conference coincided with the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and thousands of fans were in Memphis to visit Graceland.  […]
Terrance Heath

March to Stop the Freeloaders

The nation’s greedy corporations and insatiable wealthy are fattening themselves on workers. There’s no trickle down. It’s the opposite; the rich have been sucking the economic lifeblood from the middle […]
Leo Gerard

We Are One Will There Be Justice For Women Workers

On April 4, “We Are One” community-based actions will be taking place all over the country, in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination while trying to organize sanitation […]
Bill Scher

Time For The People To Tell The Story [VIDEO]

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday on MSNBC, Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Robert Borosage previewed today’s “Defend The Dream” rallies, organized by […]
Robert Borosage

Lets Get Real About Jobs

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis. Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » This Thursday, CAF will host The Summit on Jobs […]
Terrance Heath

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Rally

Tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents are flooding the State Capitol in Madison in protest of Governor Walker’s proposed budget "repair" bill that would end 50 years of collective bargaining […]
Mary Bottari

Revisiting the Reagan Nightmare

"Now that he is safely dead, let us praise him." poet Carl Wendell Hines wrote of Martin Luther King Jr., after his assassination. Ronald Reagan has been "safely dead" for […]
Terrance Heath

The GOPs Do Nothing Plan for Health Care

During the presidential campaign, Republicans enjoyed poking fun at Obama’s “Yes, We Can,” campaign slogan. Most often they simply restated it as “No, You Can’t.” However, the GOP majority in […]
Terrance Heath

We Need An Unemployed Peoples Campaign

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave the sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington on March 31, 1968 to highlight the Poor People’s Campaign he was organizing for later that […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Why No Right To A Job

Note: See also Isaiah Poole’s We Need An Unemployed People’s Campaign Why don’t we all have a right to a job? Who is our country and our economy for? The […]

I Believe We Can Be Better

Everyone either wondered what the President would say, or knew what he should say at the memorial for the victims of the shooting in Tucson. Now we know what he […]
Terrance Heath

After the Election Disaster

Now what? We need to build a grassroots progressive movement — wide, deep and strong enough to fight the right and challenge the corporate center of the Democratic Party. The […]

Reclaiming our Story

Whatever the results this Election Day, it’s clear that visionary progressive ideas will be less welcome at the start of the next Congress. And that’s saying something, given their track […]
Alan Jenkins

One Nation March How Big Is Americas Heart

On Saturday, I’ll have the privilege of addressing more than 100,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation Working Together rally to send the message that we […]
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