Unrestrained power may be many things, but it’s not American. It is in this sense that the act of whistleblowing increasingly has become an act of political resistance. The whistleblower raises the alarm and lifts the lamp, inheriting the legacy of a line of Americans that begins with Paul Revere.
The decision to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill is long overdue. So is the movement to remove the name of Lord Jeffery Amherst from that college town in western Massachusetts.
Oil and gas drilling has made parts of the central United States as dangerous as the most earthquake-prone regions of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), exposing millions of people to the risk of human-induced earthquakes, known as "frackquakes."
The food industry’s latest ploy would pretend to label GMOs while making it more difficult to tell what’s in your food.
The science is pretty plain-spoken on this, and now we have an opportunity to save thousands of American lives. Let's not miss this chance.
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock: Flint’s Disposable Poor Children | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
No child in America is disposable. A child has only one life to live and it is today.
The Founding Fathers had an elitist vision of governance that Americans in the 20th century disavowed. But democracy is a fragile flower. Untended its roots wither. Recently we have not been good gardeners. Perhaps as a result democracy is now under siege.