On Saturday July 18, 2013, with a few thousand other people, I participated in the Trayvon Martin commemoration held at New York City's 1 Police Plaza.
Early this morning, I saw a black teenager in a hoodie running down the sidewalk. As he approached a young white woman out on her morning jog, I awaited the inevitable commentary on race in America sure to play out.
Yesterday, the WSJ featured a piece explaining how the economy's "stuck in neutral." Today, it features"reasons for economic hope," including repaired balance sheets, the shale boom, reduced health care inflation, and falling budget deficits.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal authorities say natural gas but not oil is flowing uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast, forcing the evacuation of 47 workers aboard an oil rig.
Once again, an American tragedy rooted in race has captured public attention in a way that offers us opportunities for collective reflection about what we might do as a society to come closer to our highest aspirations.
"It is just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
"No Revolutionary movement is complete without its poetic expression. If such a movement has caught hold of the imagination of the masses, they will seek a vent in song for the aspirations, fears, and hopes the loves and hatreds engendered by the struggle.
In the 19 months since the Obama Administration effectively removed the last of the U.S. troops in Iraq, the embattled state has seen slight progress -- something virtually unparalleled since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in 2003.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for GOP causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer.
"When women succeed, America succeeds."
That was the message last week from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who, with her House colleagues, is promoting legislation to achieve pay equity for women, make child care more affordable and encourage a better work-family balance for women.
On June 26, 2013, crowds gathered at Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village to cheer two major wins for same-sex marriage: the fall of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and of California's Proposition 8.
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is dropping his threat to block Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout.
As the city of Detroit made national headlines this month for seeking a bankruptcy filing, two mostly-black school districts in Michigan state failed to make a critical deadline.