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Duterte and 'The System'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Things must be pretty bad if a man who endorses and participates in vigilante-style justice and summary executions led by death squads is overwhelmingly elected by the people to do so on a national level.

Is Kenya at 50 Teetering on Failed Statehood?

Washington Osiro | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

At the risk of stating the obvious, there is a strong relationship between peace and stability on the one hand and strong/effective governance on the other.

The Devolution Revolution

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

A governance revolution is underway, founded on the irresistible rise of cities and the ongoing decline of sovereign nation states. That revolution is already evident in countries from Italy and France to China and the United States and opens a chapter in the history of democracy in which public power is localized but not privatized and thus made more, rather than less, democratic.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

Can International Intervention Assist Domestic Reconciliation?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Dinouk Colombage

The adoption of the third U.S.-sponsored resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka will now result in an international investigation being carried out in to the conduct of the civil war in the country.

Crimea, Anschluss and the Enduring Quest for Autonomy

David Morris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees.  This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.

Sri Lanka: Forgetting to Remember

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Four years have passed since Sri Lanka's brutal and bloody civil war came to an aggressive end. At the time many rejoiced with the news. It now appears as though reconciliation is playing second fiddle to the growing political intrigue on all sides.

Tornadoes, Evolution And Intelligent Design

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

If life couldn't have happened unless God had stepped in and intervened at crucial points, such a view makes an infinitely wise God look something like an incompetent inventor who has to keep correcting his mistakes or constantly fixing things that aren't working as he intended.

A Love Letter to St. Francis of Assisi from St. Clare

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

I always think about you at this time of sunset. It is during this hour that I put aside everything about the day which is not important and hold to my heart our inner path, the love we know.

Matt Sledge

Offshore Drilling Approved, But Transportation Bill Under Fire | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved Thursday a bill that would open up parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Rocky Mountai...

Evolution, Devolution, and Revolution

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

We can either quickly educate the general populace about the coming devolution, or initiate this climate change revolution.