Irene Monroe: Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements, but the pontiff is a complicated, if not confusing, to the LGBTQ community.
Ira Chernus: U.S. military action against IS is obviously self-defeating. It clearly gives the Islamic State exactly what it wants.
Eved Romero: Where I was from, people who were “soft” simply didn’t make it, so I adapted to my situation. I put on a mask to guard my true self—the mask I would wear for many years, a mask of toughness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness.