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Night Thoughts On A Trump World From A Grandson Of Immigrants

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

What's in a name? Being neither Capulet or Montague I responded to's offer of a free peek into mine. They came up with this: "English: probably a variant of Yelland or Yellin. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hjellen, from the definite singular form of Old Norse hjallr 'terrace', 'ledge' (see Hjelle). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Jelen."

Just Be Decent

Kerry Walters | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

There's an iconic scene in the 1990 film "The Bonfire of the Vanities" in which a courtroom erupts in raucous chaos when an utterly unscrupulous speci...

The Next President Should Be A 'Decent' Person, And Trump Is Far From It

Max Lucado | Posted 02.26.2017 | Religion
Max Lucado

Decency matters to you. We take note of the person who pays their debts. We appreciate the physician who takes time to listen. We applaud decency. We teach decency. We seek to develop decency. Decency matters, right? Then why isn't decency doing better in the presidential race?

Faith in Our Humanity

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Spread love and kindness to your fellow man. Open your heart to the magic of life. Offer support and hope to people that need it. Be the leader that you know you were born to be and show humanity there is another way.

A Remedial Class in Basic Decency for Chronic Offenders

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

It doesn't take a whole lot to be decent. The overwhelming majority of us were originally equipped with basic tools for humanity. Using those tools is simply a choice. In the end, decency requires nothing more than your willingness.

My Transgender Life - Teaching Moments: Where is Caitlyn?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Having hid for so many decades, from both myself and all those in my life, at first the idea of being seen - yes really being seen by everyone seemed to take over. When I transitioned in 2011, my day job in the tech world was on a campus of over a thousand people, and my role did not allow me to be invisible.

Which Wolf Will You Feed in 2015?

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

We all have two wolves inside us, a Cherokee lesson suggests. One tugs at us to do evil and the other to act good. What will we do? It depends on whic...

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

Fast Food Workers Are Not Your Slaves

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Charles Clymer

I'm sitting in a booth, and there's a couple in front of me. I'm not paying attention to them until I hear the man spill his drink. I still don't look up... until I hear the unmistakable sound of liquid pouring off a table onto the ground. For 20 seconds.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon t...

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble


Let's Be Decent.

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

America is facing devastating times. We need to pull together, be decent and help each other. I didn't think about whether the folks waiting in line for gas were republican or democrat. I just donated to the Red Cross and prayed for them all.

A Few Good Men Do the Right Thing

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm so thoroughly boiled in bile after 30 years of cranking out newspaper and TV stories that I'm amazed whenever anybody does the right thing without working an angle. This is an amazing story about one of my favorite people...

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

Is This the Time Bomb From Which Rush Limbaugh Cannot Finally Escape?

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Ian I. Mitroff

I have seen individuals and organizations of all types become trapped in the same disastrous pattern from which they rarely escape, or at least not completely unharmed.

Insider: Playboy Was In Bed With Producers of The Playboy Club

N. E. Marsden | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
N. E. Marsden

NBC axed the show after episode 3. Feminists, parents and anti-porn groups that boycotted the program are elated -- but arguably Playboy will come out on top for three reasons.

Our Demand: Increase Social Security Benefits

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

You must not believe that we are in a financial debt or deficit "crisis." It is a complete sham. The problem is that our leaders do not have the spine to go after the rich and the powerful.

A Call for Elementary Fairness

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Whores only sell part of themselves. Don't compare them to politicians....

N.O.P.E.: National Organization of Pissed Off Elders

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I want to create a new organization to stamp out stupidity and indifference and restore common decency and goodwill into society. I think I'll call it the National Organization of Pissed-Off Elders (N.O.P.E.).

The Media's Double Standard On Showing Neda's Death

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Either show us the Neda video uncensored, or don't show the poster. You can't really have this one both ways. The American public can either handle this image or we can't. Decide, and be consistent.

Obama Never Promised Me a Rose Garden

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I don't draw the line at debate -- I draw it at decency: respect for each other, for the rule of law, for the role of America in the world.

Bring the Corpses Down from our Lamp Posts!

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Richard Arthur

Today, if you drive down any random street in L.A., you are treated to gory photos of corpses ten feet tall hanging from every street lamp.

By Any Means Necessary

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Barack Obama has gone back on his word, Barack Obama is a hypocrite ... I couldn't be happier. Truth is, if what's necessary to win in November is some outright cheating, I'd be all for that, too.