This year's Thanksgiving celebration will take place as millions of children face starvation in the Horn of Africa and in developing nations around the world. And I am wondering if we will be as generous as the Wampanoags.
How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.
In a world that already produces more than enough food for everyone, almost a billion people, one in seven of us, go to bed hungry every night. Meanwhile, up to half of all food the world produces goes to waste.
What is missing in international development is that, except for the occasional rhetorical flourish, most politicians remain out of touch, uncomprehending of life for those living at the brink of starvation.
One of the great outcomes of The Humane Society of the United States' animal rescue work is the chance to deliver previously traumatized animals into new lives, and to watch their transformation in their new surroundings.