Popular uprising have ramifications that go beyond immediate legislative results, and they can alter the climate of political debate.
Like those of Black Lives Matter activists today, King’s methods were widely criticized— even when they were effective.
The surge of interest in socialism – and a willingness to break with deep-seated American political taboos to openly espouse it – clearly owes much to one man: Bernie Sanders.
Like Bernie Sanders today, Martin Luther King, Jr. considered launching a presidential campaign to oppose military interventionism and promote democratic socialism. Here’s why he decided against it.
Protests work when they escalate, refusing to be silenced. And right now, urgent cries for racial justice must not go unheard.
Sometimes those who are creative and daring – those who paddle hard and bring enough friends – prevail in spite of cynics and detractors.
If religious leaders have a constructive role to play in political life, it should be one of discomforting the powerful. In his finest moments, Pope Francis has taken this as his mandate.
It is cherished notion in American political ideology that the market and democracy go happily hand in hand. The purveyors of that myth keep the revolving door turning.
Like it or not, presidential races are one of the few entry points into political discussion for a large number of Americans.
Across the U.S., the number of teams named the "Chiefs," "Savages," "Indians," and "Braves" has declined dramatically, but America has yet to truly reckon with its oppression of the continent's indigenous tribes.