Let’s Show Mitch McConnell that Democrats Don’t Give Up

“If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles… Read More

WNDC Marches on Climate Change—A PPC Report

A Stunning Day in September: The Perspective of a Climate Activist Being at the People’s Climate March was awe inspiring. Waves of indigenous people, labor activists, faith organizations, college students, and environmental groups streamed through the streets of… Read More

Gun Prevention

A new report from the FBI reveals an increase in active-shooter incidents nationwide. Researchers identified 160 incidents meeting the bureau’s criteria—”an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area”—from 2000 to 2013. The… Read More

Poverty Rate Decreases—But Still Not Time to Celebrate!

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013 Data released by the Census Bureau on September 16, shows that the official poverty rate fell from 15% in 2012 to 14.5% in 2013, the first decrease since 2006. The… Read More

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Speaks at Cooper Union

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in New York for the UN General Assembly, gave an address at Cooper Union College on Monday. The event was sponsored by Churches for Middle East Peace. President Abbas was introduced by Ambassador Warren Clark, executive director… Read More

Citizens United v. FEC Takes Center Stage

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the U.S. Senate voted 54 to 42 on legislation calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United. A majority of senators voiced their support (along with that of a solid majority of… Read More

OSCE’s Michael Link Touts “Relevance” of Alliances in Ukraine Crisis

President Obama is absolutely correct to emphasize building alliances and working to strengthen international organizations to stop ISIS (see “Defeating ISIS—The U.S. Leads a United World,  PPC News 9/11).  It is also correct policy in dealing with the crisis in… Read More

Defeating ISIS—The U.S. Leads a United World

The methods and strategy that will defeat the barbarous Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are necessarily “on another planet” from the ISIS world of bloody beheadings and murderous genocides. It is world of interdependence, multilateral cooperation,… Read More

Poverty Disproportionately Affects Minority Children

The 2014 Kids Count Data Book released July 22 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation includes some worrisome facts about child poverty in our country. The official child poverty rate, which had dropped to 16 percent from 1990… Read More

Spotlight and Solutions for Campus Rape

On July 13, New York Times published “Reporting Rape and Wishing She Hadn’t,” a disturbing narrative of how Hobart and William Smith Colleges handled a rape allegation by a freshman. The victim, Anna, and witnesses described her being raped by members… Read More