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Strategizing Kukis' Political Demands

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

The leaders of the two Kuki armed groups -- the United Peoples' Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO) -- are again heading to New Delhi with the hope of materializing a political dialogue with representatives of the central government.

Seven-year Itch

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

Even though the government's inability to implement its assurances remains the main reason for the strike and continued imbroglio, the Kuki armed groups must also share some of the blame for the impasse.

Things Liberals Might Learn From Conservatives

Kate Blanchard | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

I can't tell conservatives how to feel after the elections, but I would urge my proud liberal comrades to consider the moral hazards of absolutizing privacy and individual choice at the expense of community and the common good.

Post Election Victory Plan

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As a country, we cannot and we must not shirk from the dialogue. The strength of our community emerges from our ability to value the disparate voices and struggle to find consensus.

New Entry Qualifications for Political Life

James O'Dea | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
James O'Dea

It is evident that politics has become a degraded profession. If all politicians were required to demonstrate their track record in empathic behaviors, dialoguing with difference and proving their skillful allegiance to the whole, we would change politics forever.

Political Dialogue; Too Important to be Hijacked

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

In order for any group to come up with ideas that are smarter than its members, it must have a wide range of diverse viewpoints.

Searching for the "Soul" of Government

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Our nation, as well as so many others around the globe, suffers not so much from a "crisis of competence" but a "crisis of spirit."

Mandatory National Service as a Political Tool

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

I'm probably not going to get around to joining the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or the armed services anytime soon. I have a career to consider. So -- and I'm talking to you here government -- I want you to force me.

War Was Out of Sight, Out of Mind at McCain Town Hall

Dave Tiffany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Tiffany

With 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq facing mortal danger daily and dealing with the toll of repeated tours, you'd think that the war might warrant at least one question at John McCain's Town Hall.