Michelle Bernard

Posted January 28, 2010

Elections matter. The 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama was historic. The 2010 Senate election of Scott Brown was less symbolic, but perhaps more substantive.

Posted November 10, 2008

Senator Barack Obama will be our next president. He is the man of the hour, the focus of attention in America and around the world. Almost entirely forgotten is Senator John McCain.

Posted October 31, 2008

True workplace democracy, in which workers vote about whether to join a union, is at risk.

Posted September 04, 2008

The 2008 primary was definitely a time of firsts. An African-American squared off against a woman in the race for the Democratic Party nomination, and a little known Republican woman nabs the vice-presidential slot shocking the establishment and energizing the conservative base.

Posted August 27, 2008

The Democratic National Convention is upon us, and much of the press commentary revolves around “her.” Hillary Clinton, that is.

Posted July 03, 2008

Independence Day is the most significant of our political holidays. Without the 4th, there would be no President’s Day or Memorial Day.

Posted June 04, 2008

The Democratic presidential race is coming to a close. The Democratic National Committee has attempted to resolve the controversy over the Florida and Michigan Democratic primaries by giving both state delegations half votes.

Posted January 24, 2008

Who are we fighting in this War on Terror? For many Americans, the War on Terror remains a confusing concept. We are used to wars against countries, not against a group of people brought together by an ideology.

Posted October 01, 2007

Breast cancer is a weapon of mass destruction. Anyone involved in the battle to find a cure recognizes the importance of increasing awareness and of early detection.

Posted June 12, 2007

Mothers and fathers beware – if certain members of Congress have their way, you will not be standing in line at Starbucks any more because you’ll be too busy waiting in mile-long lines to get gasoline.