Perpetrators of hate crimes often take their cues from what they hear in the media. And the recent inclination of some politicians to use inflammatory rhetoric is contributing to a climate of hate and fear. I'm not suggesting Trump, Carson, Fiorina, or any other presidential candidate is directly to blame for hate crimes erupting across America. But by virtue of their standing as presidential candidates, their words carry particular weight. They have a responsibility to calm people with the truth rather than stir them up with lies. In suggesting that the staff of Planned Parenthood, Muslims, Black Lives Matter protesters, and Mexican immigrants are guilty of venal acts, these candidates are fanning the flames of hate.
And that is why we say: Global warming is the human-rights challenge of our time. If we do not address it, collectively, it can only mean we have decided that the rights of some members of the human family are more important than others.
The battle to stop climate change is entirely winnable. Only a very small number of people stand in the way. But they are very wealthy, powerful, corrupt people, and the hour is growing late. Do we let them win? It's #TimeToChoose.
You deserve a chance to experience the beautiful world that I grew up in. We all need clean air, clean water and natural resources to lead healthy lives.
It is cause for concern that France, with its proud identity as a bastion of civil liberties, is now joining a dubious list of governments that use security as a justification to cut down on individual rights.
Before it's too late, don't you want to find out how nuts some of these people really are? I sure do. So here are my suggested questions for a truly enlightening evening.
It's interesting to watch the presidential candidates fighting over a 0.2 percentage point tax increase. It would be much more interesting to see them debate a Federal Reserve Board policy that can have an impact on after-tax pay that is 40 times larger.
Imagine if a Muslim gunman had opened fire at an American shopping center on Black Friday, shot eleven people and killed three, including a police officer. Do you think CNN would have broken away from programming just hours after the shooter was apprehended in order to air a pop culture documentary?
Ted Cruz is an outsider in insider's clothing, and voters uneasy with the weirdness of Trumson are starting to move in his direction. And there may not be enough other Republicans to beat a candidate who captures the bulk of the raging outsider vote.
In this increasingly interconnected world, only real and lasting resilience -- achieved by way of innovative, systems-deep approaches -- will allow us to solve for multiple problems at once, both now and on into the future. Here are seven potentially game-changing trends we believe will be the next frontier of climate resilience
When the perpetrator of terrorism is mainly motivated by his or her own religious views -- say, about abortion -- then it is by definition Christian terrorism. All the killings of abortion clinic doctors and other employees are nothing short of Christian terrorism.
I am appalled by my devastated country, and I am devastated by the death of my daughter.
The rest of the time, (which is anytime my kids and I are awake at the same time, in case you didn't catch that) I'm a less-than-stellar parent. I hate to admit this, because I really wanted to join the Perfect Parents club, and I know there will probably be a whole lot of Perfect Parents out there lamenting the fact that I have six boys who should probably only be trusted to Perfect Parents.
Breakthroughs in scientific medical research have prompted AIDS activists and politicians to envision "an AIDS-free generation." UNAIDS has begun a countdown to zero: "no new HIV infections, no discrimination, and no new AIDS deaths."
Power realities in 2015 are profoundly different than they were in 1945. However it is also fair to say that nothing is going to happen on reform anytime soon.
Although many companies have implemented concrete sustainability actions in the last decade there is still a lot of work to be done -- not just in tackling climate change -- but in addressing the systemic linkages between climate change and other social and environmental injustice.
Closing the gap matters for several reasons. Most importantly, without access to high-quality childcare, infants and toddlers from low-income families face increasingly steep developmental challenges.
I can only urge you to think of your grandchildren, as I think of mine, and of those billions of people without a voice; those for whom hope is the rarest of sensations; those for whom a secure life is a distant prospect. Most of all, I urge you to consider the needs of the youngest generation, because none of us has the right to assume that "for our today they should give up their tomorrow."
Being the mother of a grownup son, it was very important for me to guide my little boy towards the fullness of manhood, to help him get in touch with that part of him that would allow him to have good relationships.
Because I am confident about the future of banking. Since 2008, we have implemented many changes. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, said this summer that "reform is strengthening the resilience of major banks."
The next five years will be very important, and the longer we wait to put measures into effect, the harder it will become to minimize climate change.
We could argue that the humanitarian benefits to the refugees themselves should be enough. We should accept refugees because failure to do so would be abandoning our moral obligations. But since some dismiss the humanitarian argument, here are four non-humanitarian reasons to take in refugees.
Monuments, as symbols, project values, not neutral representations of the past.
Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?
There has been far too much self-congratulation on the part of white America about what has already been accomplished. At the same time, the deeper patterns of institutional racism will not be solved on America's campuses, and there are limits to what a college president can do.
There will be hours of standing, walking and dancing which can affect your legs and feet and tire you out by the end of the night.
Today, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with 100 leading Black pastors, some who said they may be endorsing him and others who said they just want to hear him out.
We are entering a period of rapid societal transformation. Where traditions will morph, and limitations of decades past will lift allowing us to recreate our social networks and celebrations.
A firm leadership and decisive action is required to push back the disruptive efforts of radical Islam and Russian efforts to destabilize the EU and mess up our societies. We should not be fooled. The interests of disruptive forces of radical islam and Russia come together: weaken the West.
Augustine, possessing the mind of a shrewd political strategist, among other attributes, understood that securing the power of the state to instruct and to coerce was crucial for the Christian Church's long-term success. Sound familiar?
After settling multiple law enforcement investigations this month on absurdly favorable terms, troubled for-profit college company Education Management Corp. (EDMC) may be on the verge of getting a sweetheart deal from Congress -- a deal that would compound the harms that the company already has caused to students and taxpayers.