The Common Good

Elections

A Darfuri Perspective on Sudan's Dubious Elections

As a Darfuri, I recognize the fact that this presidential and parliamentary election in Sudan is an important milestone for the implementation of the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
+Continue Reading

Justice Stevens Hasn't Moved, the Supreme Court Has

There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening.
+Continue Reading

A Covenant for Civility

The political polarization of our society has now reached a new and dangerous level.
+Continue Reading

Ahead of Sudan Vote, Concern over Interference by Lord's Resistance Army

The murderous regime in Khartoum is showing its true colors again. While they parade and pretend to be preparing for fair elections next week, they are simultaneously giving the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) safe haven in Darfur.
+Continue Reading

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

On Sunday, a major march for immigration reform will take place in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of people will gather to call on the White House to lead, and put forward an immigration reform bill whose time has come.
+Continue Reading

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Yesterday, the Senate passed a jobs bill by a 70-28 vote, showing that even in today's polarized political climate, bipartisan solutions to the major problems facing the country are still
+Continue Reading

Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.
+Continue Reading

Howard Zinn's Last Advice to Me (and America): 'Independence from the Military-Corporation'

Tuesday morning -- just two days ago -- I wrote to half a dozen leaders of progressive thought and action in America, each separately, the letter that follows.
+Continue Reading

MLK and the Supreme Court: Why Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

This week started off by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and is ending with a Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, giving corporations unprecedented ability to affect election outcomes by declaring unconstitutional certain limitations on corporate expenditures on electioneering.
+Continue Reading