Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her co-sponsors have done what environmental activists and justice workers have been trying to do for at least the twenty years that I've been involved in such issues. They have taken this audacious dream and turned it into a mainstream discussion.
WHY SOCIOLOGISTS ARE ON TEAM NURTURE It's always interesting when questions of "human nature" arise during my sociology classes. For the most part, the sociologists reject the notion of an innate human "nature" independent of the social world. That's not to say that there are no such innate features to human behavior. They are just... Continue Reading →
Now we have a new generation of politicians and voters who are not afraid of the "S" Word, and they won't be cowed by conservative clatter about creeping socialism.
U.S. goals are clear. A U.S. friendly administration in Venezuela is a huge strategic advantage in the region. It's also good for business.
This incident struck a chord because it presented a microcosm of the underlying conflicts of American culture.
There's no intrinsic reason why a border must be "secured" militarily, as examples all over the world demonstrate. The only people who want an armed border are the xenophobes, bigots and cowards who are facing a world in which they are increasingly irrelevant.