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A Declaration for the Future

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

It all comes down to you, all comes down to each and every one of us to take full advantage of such one-of-a-kind opportunities to be an equal and vital part of the change we want to see in the world.

I Declare Young Citizens Full and Equal Partners in 'We the People'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Anyone familiar with my own view -- considered, alas, "radical" (not in a good way) by many adults, including many so-called progressive -- knows that I maintain that our millions of citizens under age 18 should have equal right to self-determination, and be given equal opportunity to achieve that.

Why Aren't Kids Part of 'All Men Are Created Equal'?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

How different might things be if our youngest were voters? They'd be a powerful constituency whose vote politicians would covet. As a result, my hunch is that we'd have much more funding for education.

Declaration of Joy

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.06.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When did the feeling that being happy is frivolous take root in so many of us? It's our own perverse protection mechanism that keeps us in a low vi...

Embrace Your Inner Scarlett O'Hara and Declare You Will Recall Your Dreams

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

There is nothing frivolous about a declaration. A declaration is a laser that slices through vagaries, egocentric pretenses, and societal conditioning -- all the way to the gold at the center of your heart.

The Most Controversial Places Claiming Nationhood

Posted 09.14.2011 | World

On Thursday the United Nations recognized South Sudan as its 193rd member state, turning the country officially into the world's youngest nation. And ...

The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness

Philip Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Reynolds

How should we construe the right to pursue happiness? The problem is that the words "happy" and "happiness" are used today in variety of interrelated but distinct senses.