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On Libya and Liberty

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When we vote or decide or discuss or debate, we are supposed to be informed. However, if we so often rely on superstitions and belief systems that don't work, how is there any truth at all?

Tea Party Candidate Admits Comparing Public Schools To Nazi Germany

Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

Wisconsin tea party organizer and children's book author Kim Simac has admitted to comparing American public schools to the Nazi regime. Simac, als...

A German Law Rectifies Racism, Legitimizes Sexism

Bess Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bess Rothenberg

Recently I learned about Article 116(2) of the 1949 German Grundgesetz -- Basic Law -- that restores citizenship to former Jewish Germans who had their citizenship revoked under National Socialism. But through a loophole, it does not include women.

The Jewish Question and the Lethal Competition for Who Suffers Most

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

We seem more willing to fight for the right to win whatever prize one gets for having suffered the most than to learn the lessons from those episodes in order to improve the human climate.

Are Compassion and Community Evil?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

To my conservative friends: The fact that I care about keeping you from starving, freezing to death, and dying due to lack of good medical care does not mean that I eventually want to send you to a death camp.

Sleeping With Your Guru

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Brilliant, talented, successful women sacrifice their lives and dignity to male mentors. What are they thinking?

Unlearning the "Perfect Lessons" From History

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

To admit our part in emotional and educational and political violence, through our modeling of hatred and righteousness or through our passivity, we would have to begin to turn the notion of perfectionism on its head.

Bullies Delight in Town Hall and Center

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We have witnessed a spate of violent bullying and psychological assault, moods of hostility and derision which have stooped to levels that defy any clear intention to act for the greater good.