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Transformation 2016: Which Way USA? (Teaching Election 2016 Part 3)

Alan Singer | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

This is the third post in a series on approaches to teaching about election 2016. In this post I focus on an underlying theme, political change, rathe...

'Feelin' the Bern'..... in Santa Barbara, CA.

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Debbie Davis

When receiving a txt from a friend "Bernie's coming to SB!", I couldn't resist getting up at 6 a.m. for a 7 a.m. long line to visit someone I surmised...

Governments Must Self-Disrupt to Innovate

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Western political and economic structures are, in some ways, specifically designed to resist deep and rapid change, if only to prevent temporary and reversible fluctuations from having an undue influence on underlying systems. This works well when politics and economies are operating in cyclical mode, as they usually have been in the West. But when major structural and secular challenges arise, as is the case today, the advanced countries' institutional architecture acts as a major obstacle to effective action.

The Greatest Obstacle to Transformation is the Conventional Mind

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

There's a silent killer of dreams, something that stops transformation dead in its tracks -- or lures it onto some less threatening siding. This deadly possibility-slayer could be charged as a key accomplice in the murder (or let us hope, attempted murder) of our descendants should our current ecological, economic and political crises continue without intervention.

How Women Of The GOP Can Change D.C. For The Better

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Go ahead: Blame members of Congress for their mudslinging from both sides of the aisle, or the media for choosing to make those moments the biggest he...

Barack Obama and the Slow Burn of Disappointment

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The wrongheaded Obama college-ranking system, I'm afraid, is yet another example of how the gulf between rhetoric and behavior develops widespread disappointment and disillusion.

Chelsea Clinton: There Are Platforms Beyond Politics To Make Change

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

The WorldPost: First of all, what is the concept behind the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University, which is meeting this week in Arizona? Chel...

North Carolina: Will We Elect Someone Who Is Out, Proud and Ready for Capitol Hill?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Sitting at a fundraiser in the sleepy college town of Greensboro, N.C., State Representative Marcus Brandon did an impromptu meet-and-greet. I realized quickly that Brandon might be the kind of person we need to send to Congress.

The Death of the Arab Spring

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

For all intents and purposes, the Arab Spring is dead. The Arab Winter has officially arrived.

Barriers to Change in America

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Americans who aspire to see America truly thrive need to understand that it is a battle to implement any substantial change in America, but this is a battle worth having - not just for our own sake, but for the sake of future generations.

Transform or Get Left Behind

Gary Hart | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

The younger generation's reaction to conservative-led stalemate is to consider our government irrelevant. That's a big mistake. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.

Big Change Whether We Like It or Not

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Proclaim it from the rooftops: No, America is not "over." Yet a growing accumulation of evidence suggests that America today is not the America of 1945. Everyone else on the planet understands this. Perhaps it's finally time for Americans to do so as well.

It Takes A Movement: How Access To Power Can Be Dangerous -- Part 4

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I feel a growing need to create a more independent and critical movement for social justice and change in America, and the relational and convening power in the faith community is substantial.

The Last Decade & Mediocrity: A Look Ahead

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

There's a Kurt Vonnegut short (very short) story called Harrison Bergeron. In it the United States Handicapper General, under the auspices of the 211t...

Looking Towards the "Fault Tolerant Society"

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

It's well past time for the citizenry to start asking our would-be-leaders what systems they intend to put in place, not simply to prevent disaster, but to deal with disaster.

The First Lesson of the Obama Victory: To Bring Fundamental Change You Have to Have More than a Campaign Organization, You Need a Movement

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To win, Obama needed a movement. The same will be true in order to enact Obama's agenda for change in the months ahead.

Does a New Start Have a Chance?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Obama was right to mention the Berlin Wall multiple times his speech because the Wall was not pushed over by force, unless you mean the force of consciousness. Can the same magic strike again?