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Polar Vortex of 2015's Cray-Cray Banished Words

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To put it a different way: "Dang these kids today." Anyway, as usual the comments from people proposing words for the banished list were pretty amusing at times.

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.28.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

The fact is -- given a bit of clear thinking unencumbered by all of the noise -- none of the issues perpetuating our current national crisis are going to be solved by the screaming children in the room so why join them as it will only serve to hamper much needed solution.

Remembering Gutsy, Radical, Kind, Brilliant Andy Kopkind

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Andy remains, in the hearts of those who knew and worked with him at WBCN-FM, and later at The Nation, Village Voice, New York Review of Books and elsewhere, as we miss and remember gutsy and radical and kind and brilliant Andy.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

Merry Christmas Ben Stein

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

Read and consider a commentary written and recited by Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning following The White House's decision to call this year's Christmas tree a "Holiday Tree."

Acton Public Library: The Little Library That Could!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laura Wellington

Acton Public Library is allowing patrons to pay off their book fines in food donated to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, an incredible organization in its own right that does a lot of good for needy families living on the Connecticut shoreline.

America - The Gateway to Humanity's Future?

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told America will play a huge role in the evolution of mankind. That from America will come many of the ideas and initiatives that will create a better world and will help unify countries. The angels tell me America is supposed to be a beacon of hope for the world.

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

The Hope That Is Inherent in Near Death Experiences

Lorna Byrne | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I know that I and others have been given near death experiences so we can share our experience and make people understand that death is not to be feared and that Heaven is real.

Autumn: On Elections, Fear, and Planting the Future

Wayne Muller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Wayne Muller

Our fear is selfish and narcissistic. It is imperative we give thanks -- not for what we have accumulated, but for what we can offer, what we can leave, as a truly generous and necessary gift for those who will follow in the path we walk, together, this season.

America's Critical Role In The Spiritual Evolution Of The World

Lorna Byrne | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each time I land in America it's as if a gate to the new world opens. God and angels have told me that America is the gateway to humanity's future. It is where the choices that will determine mankind's future will be made.

A Long Struggle Ahead For World's Newest Nation

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — The people of South Sudan finally get their own country on Saturday, an emotional independence celebration few thought possible du...