With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy
And like certain other Republican governors -- Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio come to mind -- Paul LePage has made labor unions (and working people generally) one of his primary targets.
To honor Dr. King's legacy we need to go the peaceful way, not because it sometimes works, but because it is the best way of life. The peaceful way creates a community where life and creativity can flourish.
Even in its scaled-back version, the Obama administration's response to Arizona's SB 1070 has given us an indication of the flawed approach the government will likely take once it moves on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
As the Jewish state begins to examine its own actions and decision-making in the flotilla disaster, it is becoming that much clearer that Israelis need, for their own sake, to begin to study non-violence.