Climate change is expected to be featured during the forthcoming State of the Union. It seems that the speech writers (who "live" in a different part of the West Wing from the policy analysts) came up with a theme, but there is rather little that can be done.
The arts and culture, often without us actually even understanding or acknowledging it, are how we celebrate the great moments of our lives and how we inspire our nation's greatest deeds
The safety and sustainability of our communities is essential to leaving a lasting legacy. We must connect ourselves with neighborhood groups that focus on reducing violence and promoting entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.
I've thrown an awful lot of numbers out here, but to tell it in shorthand, Fox News viewers seem to be licking their wounds while MSNBC and CNN folk gloat just a little bit.
The inauguration is over. The complaining continues. ...
Perhaps it isn't that Americans are and always have been "center-right" in their beliefs; but simply that our constitutional machinery has made our country so.
True to form, the Canadian embassy threw a tailgate party for about 1,000 guests for the inauguration. It was terrific fun. Here are the five secrets to their success.
Climate change is a civilization challenging issue that requires a commitment to lower our own greenhouse gas emissions and to provide financial and technical resources to those most vulnerable and least resilient in adapting to our changing climate.
The time for this national carbon conversation is overdue. We are already paying the price of carbon pollution, and now we need to ensure polluters pay the price if we are to address this challenge.
There are tales of a butch throwing the first punch at a cop, a projectile high-heeled shoe being lobbed across the crowd, among others, all of which have been said to have ignited the crowd to resist arrest. But regardless of which catalytic moment you want to believe, something snapped.
They say speeches don't create change. THEY are wrong. Barack Obama's inaugural address lifted up a nation that has been downcast, instead of looking up at the one sky above us.
In the wake of traumatizing acts of gun violence, Dr. King's own death reminds us of the horrible reality of violence and the need for more than a change in gun policy, but a sustained movement for peace in America and beyond.
Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?
Perhaps so many people were disappointed with Beyonce because they saw a beautiful and talented artist at the height of her powers afraid of taking a risk.
Immigration reform is what is best for our nation as well as our economy for it will help to ensure that workers are paid fair wages and have a voice.