Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Change is hard and change is scary. So, it's all the more important that when we're making big changes -- especially to essential public services like education -- we take more care to focus on the goal and bring all the stakeholders together.
Here are five simple ideas which anyone can do, even if you don't own your own home, have the money to trade in your gas powered car for an electric one, or have the roof space on which to mount solar panels.
At the risk of distracting us from devising appropriately "narrowly tailored" means for increasing diversity in higher education guided by the Fisher decision, I'd like to suggest we step back from our law books, databases, and spreadsheets and focus a moment on a thought experiment as follows.
I'm not saying it's time to break out the champagne and start chanting, "The people united will never be defeated." But the past few weeks have brought us some heartwarming demonstrations that the popular will still has a bite.
Garry Wills, professor of American history and author of Bomb Power, says that the atomic and nuclear bomb remade the country into a National Security State fostering perpetual emergency, secrecy and war.
When a company comes to government, we should have conditions that encourage production to stick in our local economy. We should see a clear public good that raises the standard of living for workers and communities.
The democracy of care, shared responsibility, and trust is the democracy of the American Dream. The "democracy" of no care, no shared responsibility, and no trust has produced the American Nightmare that so many of our citizens are living through.
Informed, committed nations working together should be able to tap into people's common goal to stave off the effects of climate change, but the leaders at Copenhagen neglected some simple rules for creating such cooperation.
Trying to make the world a better place is messy and almost always full of the same back-room shenanigans chronicled throughout the political sectors, but with one difference: those involved act like it's not, and no one talks about it.