It is true that Americans are more cynical about Washington than ever. To gripe that "the system is rigged" is to utter the catchphrase of the year. But it is important to understand just how little difference such attitudes make here in the nation's capital.
The way that Orlando has come together -- uniting as one, supporting each other and taking care of the fallen and their families -- confirms everything I have always hoped about humanity, strength and the tenacity of the human spirit.
I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.
In May of this year an Uber driver was charged with attempted murder of two Montgomery County police officers. After dramatically displaying the suspect's 20-foot-long rap sheet, local ABC7-WJLA reporter Kevin Lewis, who broke the story, asked pointed questions in a segment that aired on May 25: ...
The movement to combat violence against women must address the problem of pornography. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on “The United State of Women” held in Washington, DC. This event brought together “change-makers” impacting women’s equality in America. Many notable advocates for the...
“I just want a place where I can connect with people who share my faith, understand my condition and don’t pass judgement”. – Fatima Bilal. Being HIV positive in a society where ignorance is still prevalent can be detrimental to a person’s physical...
Wolf Blitzer had his team of talking heads ready to bloviate on Trump versus Hillary in the context of the Orlando shooting. They had just seen a video clip of the Donald, posturing and gesticulating, the consummate blowhard, bully, and con man. Then followed a clip of Hillary, giving a policy wonk speech at some conference, displaying all the empathy and connection of a dry sponge.
I'm going to do a little something off my regular scheduled programming here because why not, it's summer, right? We waited a long time for this summer, after getting nailed with a cold spring and then pummeled with almost an entire month of rain in May. Finally, sun and 80...
In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection.
Mass shootings lead to media narratives and political rhetoric about stopping "crazy evil monsters" from accessing guns, which increases stigma and makes inaccessible treatment even less utilized.
On May 6th, 2016, the New Columbia Statehood Commission presented to the public a draft Constitution of what will be the state of New of Columbia, or the 51st state in the Union.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with President Barack Obama today. This is the fourth time, since holding office that President Obama has met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In The Heights,
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”-Alexander Hamilton In 2011, a college friend now on Broadway posted a video on Facebook. The artist was a young...
Federal Railroad Administration,
Every school age child learns that molecules are the basic building block of life. Without them, our world as we know it would not exist.
American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.
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When I look for coffee shops, all I want is somewhere to sit forever. This characteristic -- sit-ability? -- encompasses everything. To sit in a coffee shop all day, it has to have wonderful coffee, obviously, good food, a comfortable and cozy ambience, probably some plugs, wifi, and room to...
Like millions of others, I really care about the ocean and can't just sit back and watch it being destroyed. Having had the huge privilege of swimming with magnificent creatures, I am in total awe of our underwater world.
Shelters or Permanent Housing? As communities around the country build up their homeless services systems, a question frequently comes up. Should we build more shelters or permanent supportive housing units? The answer is both. Some community members believe that shelters are just not necessary if...
My Link to Muhammad Ali Through Parkinson's, by Connie Lawn June 4, 2016 I never met Muhammad Ali, but we were linked together in an important and deadly way, through Parkinson's disease. I have suffered with the disease for five years and counting. For the millions of us...
I had the great privilege of joining Arianna Huffington, HuffPost's editor-in-chief, at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony of my alma mater, Hunter College. Arianna gave the keynote address and was given the President's Medal by Hunter College President, Jennifer Raab.