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Civilization & Values

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

One of the pleasures of having lived for several decades is that old friends drop by now and again. In an email sent to a few friends and colleagues, Stuart Kauffman passed along a piece he and his co-authors have written for the United Nations about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Loretta Lynch and the History of Black Women in the Senate

James Jones | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices
James Jones

Despite living in an era when Loretta Lynch can be nominated as the nation's chief law enforcement officer, the experiences of black women in the U.S. Senate illuminate how the institution continues to be a space built around white male privilege.

Mindful Money

Ira Israel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Do you consider your bank account to be an accurate indicator of your success in comparison to your fellow humans on planet earth? Well, then BRAVO! Well done! Because there are at least 3,500,000,000 people who survive (barely) on less that what you paid for your cup of coffee or tea this morning.

Don't Panic About the Voting Rights Ruling. Re-strategize.

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I have to note that so much was actually wrong with premises and strategies embodied in Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act that you can almost say we asked for this.

Cops Are Missing the Bad Guys While Profiling the Black Guys

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David A. Love

In America, black men are regarded as a criminal element, and racial profiling is a practice that goes far beyond the justice system. It is culturally ingrained and normalized.

Shirley Sherrod for President

Duchess Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duchess Harris

When it comes to race relations, what's the difference between the first white president to be thought of as black, and the first president who actually is? Not much.

The Nomination Fight and the Republican Quandary

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The rational thing for Republicans would be to make the nomination a short enough process to show that they are interested in occasionally working with the Democrats.

Student Activism, the 14th Amendment, and the Nomination of Elena Kagan

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Downs

When Obama named Kagan as his nominee, he emphasized her "consensus" politics. I wonder: How many of my students would willing march through the snow in wet socks for consensus?

Remember Mama?

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

The stress and struggles women workers and their families undergo while trying to do their jobs are not only a national disgrace -- they're completely unnecessary.

Obama, Bill Clinton and the Media "Center"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.