William A. Collins, an OtherWords columnist, is a former Connecticut State lawmaker and the former mayor of Norwalk. He founded Minuteman Media, which later became OtherWords, in 1998. 9collins[AT]sbcglobal.net
Uncle Sam isn’t making much fuss over Latin America’s law-breaking lawmakers.
Why do so many Americans believe that to properly protect ourselves today, we need guns?
Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.
Mere facts and logic can’t compete for influence with the money and clout of the Prison-Industrial complex.
We went through this exercise once before with Prohibition.
In its latest assessment, Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States No. 47 for media freedom.
Privilege rules at U.S. hospitals and patients are at the mercy of powerful players who operate with impunity.
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.
Although its opposition to abortion and family planning probably won’t foment a landslide away from the Catholic Church, the steady erosion of membership is increasing.
Too many top economic commentators are drawn from a pool of talking heads and economists who treat the welfare of corporations as a top priority.
There are places where basic food, shelter, health care, and good schools are available to everyone, but not here.