Oklahoma City Bombing Exposed Home-Grown White Terrorism

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols parked a rented truck filled with explosives outside of the Alfred P. Murrah federal office building in Oklahoma City. The explosion was so powerful it destroyed the entire structure,… Read More

Earth Day 2015: A Time for Celebration, Rededication, and Cool Calculation

Forty-five years ago, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) established a special national day to celebrate the glory of the Earth and to raise awareness of the need to protect the fragile natural ecosystems upon which all life depends. Back… Read More

Pay Equity? We Are Not There Yet

National Pay Equity Day, April 14, pointed attention again to the persistent gap between men’s and women’s wages. Men have traditionally brought home significantly better annual and lifetime wages than their female co-workers. Rationales for maintaining this gender… Read More

Earth Day Is April 22 Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink

This famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is becoming ever more true for our planet with each succeeding Earth Day. Sea levels are rising as polar ice and glaciers melt at an… Read More

Letter from Oklahoma: Let’s Not Trash a Judicial Selection System that Works

Throughout the nation, political forces are working to erode the impartiality of judges by increasingly subjecting them to elections. This open letter from Oklahoma—to legislators and other concerned citizens in that state—details why higher court judges should be… Read More