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
Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.
The gap between rich and poor has grown so vast that even Fed chief Janet Yellen suggests it’s un-American.
Congress is still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden's alarming revelations first came to light.
Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea's top tourist destination.
The hottest conflicts raging at the moment defy easy answers.
Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans?
Republican politicians with presidential ambitions are suddenly treating people who can’t make ends meet a priority.
Foreign-funded mining operations may not be enough to alleviate the scourges of cholera, displaced people, and corrupt leaders.
The former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says every single reactor in the nation should be shut down, starting with the riskiest.
Suddenly, all self-respecting billionaires need to own at least one newspaper.
Washington's fuss over Iran has more to do with its natural gas and oil reserves than anything else.
What do you call the people responsible for the disasters in Texas and Bangladesh?
How can the United States afford to keep proving that it's bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?
The Supreme Court's Shelby ruling aids a Republican plan to win more elections without winning support from more voters.
The logical fix would require putting more money and effort into securing jobs, transitional housing, and drug treatment for ex-offenders.
The saber-rattling is mutual.
A new movement is putting pressure on people and institutions to dump their investments in dirty energy companies.
Thirty years after Rios Montt's atrocities, U.S. military policy in Latin America remains a human rights disaster.
Now that most Americans support the legalization of marijuana, some Republicans back the right of states to stop banning it.
We all pay for those cuts down the road.