Our Constitutional Rights Trump Imagined Security Threats at the Airport

It’s almost four years from the day I was forced off an airplane in Detroit, held for hours in a cell, strip-searched, and interrogated without explanation. Yet when I talk or think about the incident, it is fresh enough that I can still feel the horror, confusion, and anger that consumed me that day. Sometimes it seems so surreal that it happened to me. Other times I intellectualize it and know that this happened because our system has flaws.

Mother of Eric Garner: The Recurring Nightmare of My Son's Death

Below are remarks made yesterday by Ms. Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by a New York City police officer. Ms. Carr spoke at an event called "Human Rights in the USA," which was co-organized by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and the US Human Rights Network in advance of a coming United Nations review of the United States' human rights record.

Good morning everyone,

MoveOn Blasts Fast-Track Trade Bill, Urges Democrats to Stand with Sen. Warren, Many Others In Opposing Deal

WASHINGTON DC – With news that the Senate is moving forward on a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, issued the following statement strongly opposing the legislation and urging members of Congress to defend U.S. workers and oppose the deal:

Yes, We Need Elizabeth Warren in the Senate. And She Should Also Run for President.

One of the best parts of being the Run Warren Run Community Manager is getting the opportunity to talk to Run Warren Run supporters. Something that I’ve heard from quite a few of you is the sentiment that we need Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Senate, and it’s a fair point. We do need Sen. Warren—and other progressive champions like her—in the Senate. But, you don’t need to leave the Senate to run for president!