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I’m Not Your Shorty

By Laura Finley, Ph.D. It wasn’t the first time. Like most women—84 percent across 22 countries, in fact– I have been catcalled by random men many times.  In a widely shared 2014 experiment, a woman in New York City received 100 catcalls in just ten hours.  But last night was definitely the scariest I have […]

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Ground Zero Is Everywhere

by Winslow Myers The philosopher Krishnamurti once asserted that we are each totally responsible for the whole world. Global climate change, among other issues, has made this provocation seem more and more undeniable. It is impossible to shift elsewhere the responsibility we each bear for our own environmental footprint. There is no way not to […]

Football Great Will Smith and Mental Illness in America

By Glenn Mollette The alleged shooting death of New Orleans football great Will Smith by Cardell Hayes is tragic. At this point we have not heard all that happened with a car accident that turned into Hayes shooting Smith six times and also Smith’s wife. You probably know by now that Hayes sued the city […]

The Oscars Do NOT Have a Diversity Problem

by Joshua Morris I know the headline might upset a lot of people. I consider that unfortunate, but I will not apologize for what I am about to write because I myself am offended. I think I am justified in being offended, and I think it’s my duty and my right to express how I feel; […]

Confronting Our Toxic Legacy

By Robert C. Koehler Maybe if we declared “war” on poison water, we’d find a way to invest money in its “defeat.” David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz make this point: “The price tag for replacing the lead pipes that contaminated its drinking water, thanks to the corrosive toxins found in the Flint River, is now […]

Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate

By Lawrence S. Wittner On February 10, 2016, Peace Action—the largest peace organization in the United States—announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President. Peace Action is the descendant of two other mass U.S. peace organizations:  the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign […]

Is US-Russia Engagement Still Possible?

By Mel Gurtov President Obama’s failed attempt to “reset” US-Russia relations raises the question whether or not engaging Russia in the fullest sense is still possible. I think not, at least for the immediate future and so long as Vladimir Putin is in power. Every cooperative venture between Russia and the United States has been […]

Looking for America

By Winslow Myers In the New Hampshire primary, we have raised up an authentic firebrand in one party, and in the other a classic purveyor of fear and simplistic solutions—results that remind us of what we have always half-known: we are a country split by a profound doubleness: on the one hand, we are the […]

How did we ever let it go so far?

By Jennifer Von Tobel With so much going on in today’s world, people are asking, “how did we ever let it go this far?” That is the question … how did we let it get this bad? Ever since humans started walking on two legs, we have fought over what we deemed was ours. This […]

It’s Just Politics

By Glenn Mollette Sarah Palin recently came out in support of Donald Trump for President. We hadn’t heard much from Palin in awhile so this was a grand opportunity for her to get back into the spotlight. Her Alaska reality show that paid her millions of dollars is now a distant memory and most of […]

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