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How to Raise Children Who Choose Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

We are very much involved in a global culture war in which the stakes are our children and young adults, who are key to continuing a peaceful or violent world; we, the media and parents can strongly influence how they respond to propaganda.

Charlie Hebdo, Kinky Friedman and the Art of the Provocateur

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

The controversy over Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of Muhammad, as well as President Obama's boneheaded decision not to go to Paris for the Unity March, got me thinking about another satirical cartoon that graced the cover of an august publication in this country.

Mario: A Passionate Liberal With a Capital 'L'

Tom Allon | Posted 01.14.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Mario Cuomo was a politician from a bygone era: a child of immigrants who through the sheer force of his intellect and his oratorical skills stood at the precipice of the highest office in the land. He talked about lifting the weak and the poor and he never wavered from his core principles.

Mario Cuomo's Legacy

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Cuomo's address was more than politics, it was part of an effort going back to our earliest immigrants, to delineate what America is by outlining our moral values.

Bill and Hillary Reflect on Mario Cuomo

Dominic Carter | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Dominic Carter

Yes, of course Mario Cuomo was a politician, but he was the voice for liberals and progressives at a time when there were few. We have to remember the time. The mid to late 1980s, it was so unpopular to be tagged a liberal.

Clinton: 'I Owe A Great Debt To Mario Cuomo'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton paid tribute to Mario Cuomo in an op-ed published by Time on Thursday, saying he owes "a great debt" to the late New Yor...

What Hillary Needs to Learn From Mario

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

She'll have no trouble calculating and triangulating, all part of a successful campaign. But she ought to heed the core lesson that we can learn by contemplating Mario's life and lasting impact.

Mario Cuomo - One of the Greatest Orators in American History

Richard Greene | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Richard Greene

I left Governor Cuomo's office that day thinking what I had always thought about him -- that he would have been a great president. I felt so strongly about this that, at the end of the interview, I mustered the courage to ask him, as many did, why he chose not to run.

Valuing Diversity and Investing in Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Imagine how different things for children might be if politicians were the ones to lose their jobs for failing to improve education, reduce child poverty, etc. What is needed is a focus on the needs of children before it is too late.

Mario Cuomo: The Greatness and the Fallacy

William Bradley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

A beacon for enduring core liberal values in a not infrequently wintry era. Reagan made conservatism seem inevitable. Cuomo helped many remember that it wasn't necessarily so.

'Green News Report' -- January 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history;...

Reflections on Governor Mario Cuomo's Health Leadership

James R. Knickman | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
James R. Knickman

I always say with pride that New York is a leading state when it comes to health issues. The late Governor Mario Cuomo deserves credit for establishing or laying the groundwork for many of our successful initiatives to improve health. I join the millions of New Yorkers and others throughout the nation in mourning his loss.

Friends, Family Gather To Honor Mario Cuomo

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was memorialized on Tuesday as a humble man of simpl...

Mario Cuomo -- Charmer and Nudge

Bob Liff | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Bob Liff

Besides the remarkable intellectual strength, and the spectacular clarity of how the intersection of faith and reason should drive public life, Mario Cuomo was both a charmer and a nudge.

For Latinos, Mario Cuomo's 'Tale of Two Cities' Critique Remains Timely

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

It's time for our government to respond to Mario Cuomo's incisive critiques of an American elite that leaves the poor, young, elderly and Americans of color on the darker and dingier side of the shining city on the hill.

Suing Mario Cuomo

Leon Friedman | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Leon Friedman

The death of Mario Cuomo reminded me that I met Governor Cuomo and talked to him only once. I also sued him only once.

Remembering Mario Cuomo

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

It was odd, but out of the blue, I found myself thinking about Mario Cuomo just days before his passing. I've known a lot of politicians in my career, and interviewed many of them. But none has had a stronger and more memorable impact on me than my time with Mario.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we said goodbye to Mario Cuomo. He was an electrifying speaker -- not just because of his style but because of the rich language, the erudition, and especially the soul he brought to his speeches. As he demonstrated in his famous speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, shining a light on what we can do better doesn't have to be disheartening, it can also inspire. "There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city," he said, addressing Ronald Reagan. "You ought to know that this nation is more a 'Tale of Two Cities' than it is just a 'Shining City on a Hill.'" We also bid farewell to 2014, which I'll remember as the year that awareness of how mindfulness can enhance well-being reached a tipping point. Here's to a New Year in which our inner resilience and wisdom can help us meet the challenges ahead.

How Mario Cuomo's Sense Of Being An Outsider Made Him The Man He Became

AP | MICHAEL ORESKES | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. ...

Looking to Governor Cuomo: A Legacy on Religion and Public Life

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Noah Fitzgerel

While some see public office as a pulpit from which to act upon a normative set of religious ideals, the legacy of Governor Cuomo reminds us that others see public office as a means to enable Americans to thrive in their spirituality.

Did Mario Cuomo Pave The Way For Today's Conservative Catholic Dissenters?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Amid the sweeping tributes for former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo following his death on Thursday (Jan. 1) at 82, some of the loudest pra...

A Personal Memory of Former Governor Mario Cuomo

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Angela Vitaliano

We lost a great man, a giant in the history of the city, of the State and of the country, the country he loved and wanted to make better, fighting one of its most horrible practices: death penalty. And, as an Italian in New York, I feel we lost one of those "Italians" who make me very proud.

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/2/15

John Zipperer | Posted 01.02.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Be informed in the new year by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

What's Being Said About Mario Cuomo's Death

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Reaction to the death of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday hours after his son, Andrew, was sworn in for his second term as govern...

Mario Cuomo Dead

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly & Paige Lavender | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82, NY1 and the New York Daily News report. Cuomo died just six hours after his son Andrew ...