Yoga pants, leggings, and stretch pants — the scourge of schools

By Laura Finley Contributing Columnist A new school year has started or is about to start and once again public …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Congress refuses to support military sexual assault victims

By Martha Burk Contributing Columnist The Senate has done it again — blocked a vote on a bill that would …

August 27th, 2015 |  

The real troublemaker in the Middle East

By Medea Benjamin Contributing Columnist Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran. …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

Consorting with the devil

By Mel Gurtov Contributing Columnist Throughout the Cold War, and doubtless right down to the present, professional people with skills …

August 21st, 2015 |  

A yardstick for measuring CEO greed

By Sam Pizzigati Contributing Columnist Should corporations in America have to annually reveal how much they pay their most typical …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Trump drives up his popularity when he boasts

By Bob Lord Contributing Columnist Donald Trump alienated millions of voters with his ugly attacks on Mexican immigrants and John …

August 13th, 2015 updated: August 13th, 2015. |  

Salt’s role in American and Indian independence

By Rivera Sun Contributing Columnist In this new millennium marked by the looming threat of transnational trade deals like the …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Supporters of diplomacy over war must speak up

By Kevin Martin and Phyllis Bennis Contributing Columnists Members of Congress are fleeing Washington’s steam bath for their August recess, …

August 12th, 2015 |  

This time was supposed to be different

By Lee H. Hamilton Contributing Columnist The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. …

August 8th, 2015 |  

The icebreaker and #ShellNo

By Patrick T. Hiller Contributing Columnist I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Defending democracy

By Tom H. Hastings Contributing Columnist In our wonderful land of America we have ongoing debates, discussions, and principled differences. …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Obama’s legacy for Africa

By Foday Darboe Contributing Columnist In light of President Obama’s 2015 trip to Africa, likely his last trip to Africa …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Being armed doesn’t mean you’re secure

By Robert C. Koehler Contributing Columnist “… no real security, just powers of retaliation.” This was Norman Mailer, four-plus decades …

July 30th, 2015 |  

The engagement critics

By Mel Gurtov Contributing Columist One of the predictable outcomes of any US effort to reset relations with an adversary …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

By Phil Noble Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Phil-Noble1.jpg As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at …

July 15th, 2015 |  

‘No boots on the ground,’ and other fairy tales

Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State, which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the …

June 29th, 2015 |  

Paying the pink tax

Paying the pink tax

Courtesy photo Pink Women’s Products You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

Militarism is a bad deal

When Benjamin Netanyahu courted, received, and responded to an invitation to address a far rightwing Republican Congress in order to …

June 18th, 2015 |  

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