I'm contributing to the empowerment of this nation and I damn well deserve the respect of a correctly pronounced name.
I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have power...in good and bad ways.
This election, with its unexpected and extraordinary results, ratcheted up the intensity of that query, but the substance remains the same: Are Americans making a profound decision of whom to place in charge of the nation based on something other than reason?
Truth may or may not be out there and we may or may not know it when we find it. But it's mystery and wonder that drive us to keep searching for the truth.
At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young
In a time when the American news media focused on reporting facts, rather than entertaining the public, iconic broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite made a comment about American values and education that seems even more powerful today.
As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.
Just as the Western media had been unwittingly misinformed about the relationship between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, so too had it failed to grasp the ideological differences between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.
Despite #3 being the only item we can actually impact, the answer is always, inevitably, dumbfoundingly, more guns. Thus
I am trying to figure out what being 'Democrat' means...If it means that I have to support someone who got us into Iraq to remain a Democrat - that is too high of a price to pay.
In the May 12-May 25, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books Jeremy Bernstein has a most interesting article entitled "The Trump Bomb" in which he shows how clueless and ignorant Donald Trump is about foreign policy.
Some people on TV give all kinds of wrong information to the viewers. Maybe they do it for the political interests of the TV channel, maybe they shape the information with their own opinions or maybe even they don't know that the information they are giving is wrong.
One could make a strong argument that the three scariest words to state aloud (particularly in the political realm) are these: I don't know. That phrase is an explicit admission that we're less than perfect.
Islamophobia is real. And it's not going anywhere.
The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.
Second, we find it hard to size up politicians correctly. The reason for this is that we rely on instant impressions. Studies
When a candidate for the president of the USA stands up and says he speaks for the American people and proceeds to preach intolerance, defame women, mock those with disabilities, and spew hate and bias, I ask you to please clarify that you speak for yourself.
Scrolling through my newsfeed leaves me sad and disappointed at people I otherwise thought were "good" people. I never liked the saying that 'history repeats itself' but I am constantly reminded that it's true.