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 […]
Robert Reich: President Obama should ban all political activities by corporations getting more than half their revenues from the federal government. That includes Lockheed and every other big defense contractor.
Peter Dreier and Dick Flacks: Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture—including many of the leading symbols and songs— was created by people, like Katherine Lee Bates, with decidedly progressive sympathies.
Steve Hochstadt: Political change moves slowly across our big nation, but last week changed America. The Affordable Care Act is now settled law. Same-sex marriage will prevail in every state. The Confederate flag is coming down.
Gary Corseri: Symbolism is always important, but the Confederate flag is maligned if it is merely reduced to an historical oddity—a symbol of American racism; something to put behind us.
View image | gettyimages.com hen flipping through the cable TV channels, it’s not unusual to find a pride of African lions getting ready to feast on Cape buffalo. Sometimes we’ll see several lions take down a buffalo while the rest of the buffalo in the nearby herd appear to stand around like idiots. At other […]
Frank Fear: In exchange for a shot at “The Bigs” most minor league players earn next to nothing.
Steve Hochstadt: The message is clear – life is much richer in material goods in the US, but China is catching up.