Look at the current political mess. Where are the leaders? "We the People" need inspiration, but there is a dearth of leadership. Across the political spectrum--local, state, and national politics--selfishness, denegation, dishonesty, and partisanship are the rule.
As kids who grow up in countries like Egypt and Iran are indoctrinated to hate Israel, it explains why many Israelis are raised to regard delegitimization as a fact of life. It's a vicious cycle of conflict so deeply entrenched that it's often hard to see reality through an unfiltered lens.
This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids and was written by blogger Christopher Thangaraj....
As the historic 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close in Rio de Janeiro, we commend C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes not only for a successful world-class event, but also for investing in and developing legacy Olympic projects that will benefit the city and its inhabitants in the long-term.
The Rio Olympics have come and gone and no openly transgender athlete competed in the Games. Leading up to the Olympics, there were two differen...
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio were definitely one for the history books as the USA came out on top with a total of 121 medals. Nine of those medals came thanks to the US Women's Gymnastics Team, dubbed the "Final Five".
While the opening ceremony sent a clear message about protecting the environment, there has been sharp criticism over the levels of pollution across the city and in Guanabara Bay.
In the end, most Brazilians saw the Rio Olympics as a waste of money well worth it for bringing the country a measure of hope and joy -- none greater than winning the first gold medal in man's soccer to complete the nation's unsurpassed record of achievement in the world's most popular sport.
By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist Every four years we turn to our TVs and online sites to cheer on competitors vying for supremacy in an arena where...
Yes, the Olympic Games might have left a legacy. But as soon as we woke up on Monday, August 22, it was clear that there is still a lot to be done.
The Olympic Games may be headed for Tokyo in 2020, but if the torch had a life of its own, it would probably decide to stay here and enjoy the party a little longer.
While Ryan Lochte is an easy target, his actions are emblematic of a larger colonial mindset that has a long history of "white privilege" and upholding systems that support Anglo-conformity and the blanquemiento (whitening) of American society.
The dust has now begun to settle. And there’s no great news: Ryan Lochte is a juvenile. Maybe, despite his six golds, he was depressed see...
Barcelona star Neymar led Brazil to its first ever Olympic gold medal in soccer by means of a penalty kick victory over Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday afternoon after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
There is plenty of racism and prejudice in Brazil, and some people are even dying because of it. But we're still a diverse society that brings together people from different races, sexes and religions.
Skepticism about the Olympics is part of an arduous and often frustrating process towards more political engagement and an ever more vibrant democracy, requiring stakeholders to rethink the way to organize political life in Brazil.