Stories by Peter Drier

Peter Dreier is professor of politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, was recently published by Nation Books. subscribe to Peter Drier's feed

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Truthout

A new documentary is a welcome antidote to the bleak and misleading message of "Waiting for Superman" and "Won't Back Down."

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: Moyers & Company

How the Walton family is trying to use its fortune to bring Walmart-style education to Los Angeles.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It is easy to forget that in his day King was considered a dangerous troublemaker. He was harassed by the FBI and vilified in the media.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has a 62-page list of mass shootings in America since 2005. It is Wayne LaPierre's resume.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: Nation Books

Enjoy the freedom of that little daily pill? Meet the fierce, independent-minded woman who dared to take on every Todd Akin of her day.