The savagery we are seeing increasingly in the world is mostly done in the name of some religion or ideological belief structure. Despite all the efforts at peace overtures using the tools of diplomacy, the descent of civilization into more and more chaos will never cease, short of an unprecedented […]
The past two weeks have defined the ugliness of the modern Republican Party. Other than John McCain and a precious...
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s already famous report on CIA interrogation methods, read eloquently and boldly...
When one writes about the new Russian menace, Internet “trolls,” likely paid for by Putin’s authoritarian government,...
With a minimum of fanfare at the Vatican Tuesday, Pope Francis was the lead signatory at a meeting of the Global Freedom Network of a declaration identifying human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution and organ trafficking as “crimes against humanity.” Others signing the document were the head of the Anglican […]Read more ›
Here’s a word that very few millenials, those curious young folk between ages 18 and 30, have probably ever heard of: “ecumenical.” Here’s three ways in which that word can be used, according to the Yahoo online dictionary: 1. Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. 2. Of or relating to […]Read more ›
Across the country, families and friends will join each other this Thursday to offer thanks for all we are blessed with. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent one of the smartest, most diverse constituencies in Congress the past 24 years. One thing that has constantly set […]Read more ›
President Obama had a breakthrough on climate change, striking a surprise bilateral deal with China. The agreement would lead to China capping its carbon emissions by 2030. America’s target is to slice its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025. This is good news for […]Read more ›
In a jaw-dropping, stunning development this past week, scientists directing the Rosetta mission to plant the Philae probe onto a three-billion year old comet streaking around our sun four billion miles away at 84,000 miles per hour stumbled onto something none of them expected to find. The comet is singing […]Read more ›
During his 2008 campaign Barack Obama liked to say, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Thank God he’s finally taking his own advice. No more timid Obama. Since the Democrats lost big in the midterm elections – the president seems to have found his voice. Nowhere is […]Read more ›