VOTING RIGHTS - Georgia has become the epicenter of the voting rights fight in the United States.
MY THOUGHTS - By now, George W Bush should have completed volumes one and two of his prison letters.
COMMON DREAMS-When the Palestinian Olympic delegation of five athletes -- adorned in traditional Palestinian attire and carrying the Palestinian flag -- crossed into the Tokyo's Olympic Stadium during the inauguration ceremony on July 23, I was overcome with pride and nostalgia.
This summer, it seemed as if we Americans couldn’t wait to return to our traditional July 4th festivities.
COMMENTARY - The press is predictably singing the praises of Simone Biles, Olympic women’s gymnastics team captain, for her shocking withdrawal from competition.
GOVERNMENT WATCH - U.S. lawmakers and ethics advocates on Friday reiterated calls for firing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after The Washington Post revealed that the United States Postal Service awarded a $120 million contract to XPO Logistics, a company he helped run and "with which his family maintains financial ties."
California’s great reformer, former Gov. Hiram Johnson, envisioned that “direct democracy” would be an effective curb on special interest influence.
PROGRESSIVE POLITICS - Alexander Burns is a leading political affairs analyst for the New York Times. Unfortunately, even he has accepted the ill-defined political labelism swallowed wholesale by his journalistic colleagues.
The British social hierarchy of the Middle Ages and beyond was divided into “three estates of the realm”:the king, the clergy, and the commoners.
LGBTQ NATION - Quinn, a non-binary Canadian soccer player, has become the first out transgender person to win a medal at the Olympics. Quinn uses they/them pronouns.