Laura Finley: Bringing in a national speaker to talk about a local problem often fails to inspire attendees to see how they can take action in their communities.
Larry Wines: He transcended the sports page. Never egotistical, his humor could just as easily be self-effacing (literally) as anything else: “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”
Janet Phelan: When Great Britain hands over the recordings to the NSA, technically speaking, a law is not being broken and technically speaking, the US is not eavesdropping on our each and every call.
James A. Haught: Amid all the chaos and confusion of daily life, through a thousand contradictory barrages, the struggle for a safer, fairer, more secure, more humane world never ceases.
Steve Hochstadt: The American conversation about equality brings people into the streets every day. There is much more to hope for. Listen to the voices of our candidates. Which side have they been on?
Murray Polner: At a distance of seventy years, FDR, a flawed and complex giant and still somewhat inscrutable to those who write about him, remains a striking and extraordinary giant among all our presidents, as “Man of Destiny” makes clear.
Sincere T. Kirabo: The more recent anti-Black incarnation of the GOP began approximately fifty years ago with the Southern Strategy, a scheme to rally racists disgruntled with the expansion of integrative policies and growing calls for the basic human rights of Blacks.
Walter Brasch: If Tom Brady did cheat in deflategate—and we’re not saying he did—he was just a part of a culture that is slowly losing its ethics and values in order to get results.
Frank Fear: And while Trump and Sanders—as party outsiders—have a tough road ahead, the challenge they face pales in comparison to The Institutional Problem you and I face all the time, each and every day—defending ourselves from institutional self-interest.
Larry Wines: Too bad we don’t know as much about relaxing as people knew 3,000 years ago. Or 40 years ago.
nderstanding memory is vital to your health. An abundance of clichés such as the present is “the future and the past is the present” have been floated around. Karl Marx and Jacques Derrida added insights to the importance of memory and how it establishes a philosophy of liberation. Memories of injustice remind us what we […]
John MacMurray: They’re here because your guardian, or parent, or somebody who cares about you has called them. After a short ceremony, you are initiated into their family. And because you are family, they will protect you.
View image | gettyimages.com ‘m just coming down from a 4th of July high. I must admit I do feel a pang of joy that our country was born and that I am a part of it, warts and all. I could do without “the rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air”…a tradition we […]