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National Crisis

We Need a Different National Conversation

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

These are but the most recent of a whole string of unprecedented political developments in our times. None of them positive. The list of these developments reads like a political history of our times.

#1 Many Liberals Don't Like the Idea of Battle, But the Alternative in America Today is Much Worse

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.

Right-wing Destructiveness Plus Liberal Weakness: The Dangerous Combination Behind America's National Crisis

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party has become the instrument of a destructive force, while the response of Liberal America (including the Democratic Party) to this threat has been woefully weak.

Yesterday's Earthquake: The Kindness of Strangers

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As the various parallels between yesterday's earthquake and 9/11 hit me, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for how kind people are to one another in a crisis.