Abu-Jamal’s current health crisis clearly illustrates this national atrocity. His situation is also clearly unconstitutional, as leaving an inmate untreated, including for a disease like diabetes, has been declared by the US Supreme Court to be "cruel and unusual punishment."
At what point, does neglect in the face of injustice and abuse become complicity? If a Government allows illegal detention and the violation of international justice to take place and says and acts not, are they not guilty in aiding and abetting such actions?
The more Ted Cruz campaigns for the 2016 presidential nomination the more we see he fabricates facts to "foment fear among the fringiest right-wingers." While he's calling for "a time for truth," he can't even imagine the truth.
“Government corruption—at any level of elected office—corrodes the public trust." Sen. Robert Menendez has finally been charged for participating in a bribery scheme. It's about time the Department of Justice holds public officials accountable.
With all that said, this is a country which America should now put in its place, it must lay down the law and make it clear to the leaders of Israel that the U.S. will no longer be guided in any way by its dictates and demands.
Ted Cruz is getting a head start on all the other wannabes seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But can this nation really "imagine" him as president? He will be just another fool for the history books.
Ted Cruz is a potential gold mine for progressives. Like Sarah Palin, Cruz is like a gift that never stops giving. Here are five reasons the left should cheer on Cruz, not scoff at his mean-spirited regression and outdated absolutism.
There is a widening inequality between the working poor and the non-working rich. The ideal that America’s growing inequality is often justified doesn’t hold up—instead, it's undermining the moral foundations of American capitalism.
The billionaire-backed funding for Ted Cruz comes from those the billionaire-backed groups and individuals that oppose raising the minimum wage, or even the existence of a minimum wage, want to gut Medicare, Social Security and unemployment benefits, and want to reduce their own taxes even more.
Because corporations have used our resources to develop technologies that are gradually reducing the need for human involvement, and because all of us have contributed to our national productivity, either directly or through our parents and grandparents, we all deserve to benefit.