Fighting poverty must not be a partisan issue. When we look at both the causes and the solutions, this battle should bring both liberals and conservatives together.
The Feb. 21, 2013, New York Times coverage of the Jesse Jackson Jr. court appearance, "Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty: 'I Lived Off My Campaign'" app...
By pinning a name on the rank-based abuse that causes indignity, this model of morality addresses one of my take-away questions from Sunday School: How could we make the golden rule not only self-evident, but self-enforcing?
Do we sometimes set ourselves for failure? This leads to the demise of dreams and affects our entire universe while set on the noble work of doing good.
Students and alumni at Yale University are organizing against a proposed campus center to train Special Operations Forces in interview techniques. The...
Invariably, if a matter of moral import were at issue, Matthew could be counted on to do the right thing, put it right. In a word, Matthew was a mensch.
What has happened to kid TV shows nowadays? I remember growing up watching shows that taught me morals and family values. Right from wrong. Good from bad. Not how to flirt or stuff my bra.
We'd love to put an end to the futility of the science versus advocacy version of "Whack a mole" so we can focus on quality anthropological work for the public good.
One of the most influential ideas about crime prevention to come out in recent years is something called the "broken windows theory." According to this theory, small acts of deviance -- littering, graffiti, broken windows -- will, if ignored, escalate into more serious crime.
From giving tzedakah to making sure I don't spend all my money on myself, my religion has fully shaped my monetary mindset.
Often when I express my opposition to the death penalty, the standard response is, "Well, what about the victims' families?" It's as though the only way to right the wrong of murder is to take the killer's life.
"There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office. The unending c...
Is this sexualization of the American zeitgeist a passing phase, or have we permanently discarded our puritan roots?
Under the terms of this deal, religion would be more humble about its teachings, acknowledging that they are sometimes wrong. When science confirms one of religion's guesses, it gives credit where credit is due for having "divined" the answer before it could be established beyond doubt.
We should strive to avoid the twin idolatries of gun rights and gun control. The Jewish tradition invites us to have a full conversation with each other about how to reduce gun violence, lift up the most vulnerable among us, and defend ourselves.
The vast majority of the planet's seven billion people ascribe to some kind of religious belief -- that is, a faith in things that cannot be proven. This makes no sense from a scientific and psychological point of view.