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
School segregation by class is the norm in the United States.
The purpose of America’s health care industry is to provide cozy income to the few at the top while abusing the poorly paid health aides at the bottom and consigning vast swaths of the population to inadequate care.
Catholic hospitals follow an edict that requires them to override do-not-resuscitate orders.
With cheap imports woven tightly into U.S. manufacturing and retail, corporations have a lot at stake.
“If we manage to avoid this war, someone will deserve a Peace Prize, but probably not someone who already has one.”
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.
African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the Great Recession and the Great Disenfranchisement.
Bringing war crimes, diplomatic treachery, and animal abuse to light is dangerous.
The United States is awaiting its own nuclear catastrophe before changing course.
The shortage of real terrorism in recent years has been a challenge for our law enforcers.
Buying elections on the one hand and keeping people away from the polls on the other isn’t what our democracy is supposed to be about.
The people who can least afford it are bearing the brunt of Washington’s austerity.
As the suffragists who fought for voting rights for women and the abolitionists who struggled to end slavery learned, freedom takes time.