Donald Trump is what I would define as an Americanus Extremis, a man who embodies and exaggerates the American personality. It's his style, not al...
It is to be hoped that in the long-term, Bernie's "political revolution" will give rise to a more inclusive and internationalist spirit, thus challenging the limited confines and debates which have so recently clouded meaningful discourse.
As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.
Regardless of where one stands politically, a sound society should take in as many immigrants/refugees as it could reasonably handle. The problem is that this limit was reached 20 years ago in places like my hometown.
Let's rejoice, but let's also focus our attention on an aspect of the climate crisis that we have heard little about in these historic days: the devastating effects of fossil fuel pollution on humanity. This is a poison that undermines the health of millions of people around the world.
On a chilly day in Michigan a refugee from Syria walked from the airport terminal onto the green land of his new home. He was greeted by a handful of ...
I am part Irish-American, part Italian-American and I have some Dutch and French blood running through me to top it all off. I grew up feeling the mos...
The political power of groups battling discrimination can only be magnified through unity. The children of Charlotte's undocumented workers have been raised as Americans, attended American schools and know the history of the civil rights movement in their communities.
With this year's candidates professing primarily Judeo-Christian traditions, we at the Opportunity Agenda believe it's important to ascertain how consistent the candidates' stated positions are with the faiths they espouse.
In last weekend's elections in France, the country's National Front party failed to win any of the country's 13 metropolitan regions during the second round of voting. This stall was attributed to political maneuvering, rather than a wholesale French public rejection of the National Front's right-wing, xenophobic messages.
We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.
Here lies Trump Tower--monument to economic inequality, installation of the rich, ever reminding us that some buy high and lay low, while others shiver in the streets. Never mind America, Don--try making Trump Tower great again instead.
Donald Trump is many things, highly improvisational and hence all over the political landscape in his stated views. But the core of his appeal is a ridiculous fear of the one America replacing another: his slogan "Make America Great Again" means discard the new and restore the old.
Many of my non-Mormon friends make assumptions about the Mormon church's Republican leaning, older leadership and the general red-voting trend of Utah. Not all of these assumptions are true.
The government's current justification for the policy requires clarification, to put it mildly. One claim is that investigating social media invades privacy, which could cause embarrassment to the United States.
I remember with pride when the Japanese American community stood with Muslim Americans right after 9/11 to condemn the terrorism and to call for sanity and compassion amidst the outbreaks of hateful speech and actions. Here we go again.