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American Values

This Is Bigger Than Donald Trump

Darby Roach | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Darby Roach

Donald Trump never tires of calling the millions of Americans who oppose his policies sore losers and paid protesters. He and his minions tell us that...

Writing Resistance In The Age Of Trump

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Paul Stoller

You can't fight big lies with little truths.

Muslims Don't Hate American Values, But Some Americans Do

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.22.2016 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

In my experience, Americans are good people who are largely unaware of the horrors that have been done to the Muslim community in their name, and if they were aware would not support such actions.

How Will You Protect America's Values After The 2016 Election?

Leslie Grossman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Leslie Grossman

Now that this ugly campaign is behind us, my biggest fear is that American core values may be swept under the rug and we will live in an unruly society where bad behavior is pervasive and accepted.

If We Want A Civil America, Teachers Must Take The Lead

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We ought to be encouraging teachers to teach values --embracing the good that America represents in its grandest ideals -- and to empower our children to spread them before it's too late.

Letter to a Trump Supporter #2: Path to Citizenship

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the second in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. In keeping with t...

Are You American Enough?

Ron Kim | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Ron Kim

The current blend of racism and hate that has become a part of American political discourse can be traced back to before Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for President -- all the way to when he demanded President Barack Obama's birth certificate, claiming that he was not born in the United States and thus constitutionally disqualified.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

Elbert Hubbard And John Davey: Shared American Values

Helen Davey | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Davey

One of the most eloquent admirers of John Davey was Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), a wildly popular and eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and...

Remembering the Values Our Vets Fought For

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

In 2009, while in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a video crew and I interviewed vets who had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. We asked several of them and their families what America stood for and what values they felt they fought for.

Have We Lost Our Sense Of Community: "Sunday Soul" Finds A Way Back

Lia Miller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.

We Choose Love!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Allen Vaysberg

America the great, land of the free/Land that has welcomed the immigrant me/Country whose heart goes from ocean to ocean/People of openness and of devotion.

When Principled Leaders Ignore Principles, America Suffers

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

In the annals of history -- in our country and the world -- there are lots of examples of the majority doing wrong while leaders went along or did nothing. We are at this kind of moral crossroads in American politics.

Political Correctness Really Does Work -- in Politics, Marriage and Life

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The bad rap that political correctness gets is because those who attack it really want to say anything they want to say, wherever they want to say it, no matter whom they offend and, in many cases, no matter how rude they are.

Refuting ISIS & Reaffirming America --Tis the Season to Help -- Not Trump -- Thy Neighbor

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Douglas Kmiec

ISIS is busy "radicalizing" the mentally or socially challenged worldwide via the internet. One of its consistent themes is that the U.S. is in decli...

Three Things That Make America American

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Margery Leveen Sher

Although calling ourselves "exceptional" kind of sticks in my craw because it smacks of a superiority complex, America is indeed different from other ...

GOP Terrorists Blow Up Statue of Liberty

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.22.2016 | Entertainment
Robert S. McElvaine

While Mr. Trump and others say "We have to be strong," they call for cowardice and giving ISIS exactly what its crazed adherents want: Americans abandoning our basic principles fundamentally changing our way of life.

Let's Actually Live Our American Values

Maggie Neilson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Maggie Neilson

I genuinely believe that human beings wake up each morning wanting to be good people, to do the right thing. Some of us even have lofty - maybe even cliché - aspirations of leaving the world a better place than we found it. Which is why it is baffling to witness U.S. leaders callously turn away refugees.

My Head Tells Me to Fear the Refugees, My Heart Tells Me to Love Them

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

A friend told me the other day that her daughter cancelled her flight to come home for Thanksgiving because she feared another Paris-like attack in this country. She's driving, instead.

A 1950s Superman Poster Says What We All Need To Hear About American Values Right Now

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

With leading presidential candidates floating the idea of a database to track Muslims, media moguls lobbying to bar people of certain religions from e...

This Has Been a Bad Week for Team America

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Taylor Dibbert

Xenophobic thinking is a cancer on American society and inimical to global peace and stability. While we'll never completely eradicate this sort bigotry, it's imperative that we turn things around -- and soon.

Americans Aren't Sure Anything In America Works Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Here's a brief, non-exhaustive list of things that a new poll says Americans don't have much faith in: the government, businesses, the economy, the po...

The Religious and Gay Marriage Can Co-exist Within America's Shared Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Stuart Muszynski

I practice my religion to the fullest within the protections of the freedoms of our country. But, where I differ with those who would deprive gay Americans of their personal and religious freedom - including the right of marriage - is that my belief or practice does not impinge on the rights of others.

Does the Ashley Madison Hack Spell the End for Monogamous Marriage?

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.24.2016 | Media
Meredith Masony

I am concerned that is will mark the end of the institution of marriage as we know it. And to think that right wing politicians and religious evangelists wanted to blame gay marriage for the destruction of traditional American values. Traditional American values in small town USA did that all on their own.

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.