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Why America Must Hand Trumpism a Landslide Defeat

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In an article titled, "The Next Trump," on, Isaac Chotiner writes about what he calls, "the really scary thing." It is worth considering, Ch...

The Political Theater Of Donald Trump

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Having lived my eight decades -- and proud of it -- I am able to say that this is not the worst time in our history or in my lifetime. Race riots and lynchings were rampant during my early years -- segregation and injustice abounded, but there was a sense that for all the unspeakable cruelties we were going forward -- that the country was better than the crimes that a few committed.

Economic Roots of Violence

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When it comes to why we're beginning to see some of the unrest that led up to the presidential election of 1968, including the racial violence we're n...

Trump's Bad Sports: Who Better To Tout A Bigoted, Immoral, Repugnant, Bullying Lunatic?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will have his friends in sports speak on his behalf at next week's GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Take A Walk In My Shoes

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

When I saw the breaking news that another African-American man was gunned down at POINT-BLANK range by a police officer, whom he and his partner was able to tackle this man down and restrain him, my reaction unfortunately... is blank.

In Addition To Race, We Must Talk About Men And Violence

Beth Green | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

While we're finally awakening to the pain of racism and bigotry of all kinds, and we're also awakening to the prevalence of gun violence in America, we may be missing one other outstanding point: most of this violence is being committed by men.

A Failure of Ethics, Empathy and Equality

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Although denial of the facts of the Holocaust almost never appears in mainstream intellectual leftist discourse a new form of denial does and it is most pernicious. This form of denial does not challenge the historical truth of the Holocaust.

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: An American Muslim Perspective

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 07.04.2016 | Religion
Zainab Chaudry

As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.

Why America Stays Stuck

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Ever since the end of the Civil War, America has remained stuck in her white supremacy. So many people groan when the subject of race is brought up,...

Trump: Unleashing The Demons Of Hate

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Having traveled so far toward building a society where different kinds of people can live together in peace, hold each other in a degree of mutual respect, and work together to achieve common purposes, are we now going to let the destructive beast of bigotry back out of its cage?

Hate Is Trending In The United States Of America And There Is Only One Response.

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

It may seem an improbability for most, but I haven't flicked through social media in several days. Ten days if I'm being precise. Because ten days ago...

Bless You, John!

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Every member of the Democratic caucus and every Republican of integrity should be sitting (in) with Congressman Lewis demanding action on gun control ...

Retreat for HIV Positive Muslims

Khadijah Abdullah | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Khadijah Abdullah

“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. B...

Did the Spirit of Donald Trump Help Assassinate Jo Cox in Britain Last Week?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

At the more complex level, I would argue, it is probable that some of the responsibility rests with Donald Trump or, one might say, with the "spirit" that Trump has unleashed into the world with his campaign.

Salafism: A New Type of Islamism

Zubair Akram | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Zubair Akram

Because of this convoluted issue, it is important for us set our initial opinions aside and instead first read and educate ourselves of the rise of extremist groups like ISIL. Only through well-balanced dialogue will we will be able to better understand Islamism and Islam.

Intolerance and Even Mere Tolerance of Others Is Toxic

Mark Baer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

In his book "Power through Collaboration - When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate!", Stephen Willis, Ph.D. said the following: Stress, disappoi...

7 Reasons "Holding It" Could Make You A Bigot

Mikki del Monico | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

I understand being concerned for the safety of your loved ones, but for some reason, you've confused "transgender" with "predator." This seems like a problem that could easily be solved with a dictionary.

If Donald Trump Were A Black Man

Kim Lute | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Kim Lute

Picture it: a black presidential candidate behind a notoriously fraudulent, now defunct, for-profit college, a brash businessman who has exported job opportunities, filed corporate bankruptcy FOUR times.

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

Political Correctness and Bigotry

Terry Newell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Where "political correctness" goes too far, the solution is "correct politics" -- civic engagement that is ethical, respectful and honorable. That is what anyone running for president should demonstrate and demand.

Could The Orlando Shootings Be The Smelling Salt We Need?

Kristen Lee | Posted 06.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Kristen Lee

This is the worst wrap-up of gay pride week imaginable. A week that commemorates and celebrates the vast spectrum of human identity. One that showcases the power of love, community, and honoring our truths. And now this.

In Response to the Tragedy in Orlando - America Should Launch a New War - Against Intolerance and Hate Speech

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing is certain: intolerance and hatred inevitably lead to violence and death. Our primary response to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub must be to rededicate ourselves to creating a culturally diverse society that is based on tolerance and respect for other religions, sexual orientations, races and life styles.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

If You Still Support Trump After Everything He's Said, You're a Bigot

Carbonated.TV | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

The American public needs to have an imperative awakening: Supporters of Donald Trump can no longer be defended, or justified, or simply considered "rebellious."

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why: