It's time for our government to shed some light on its drone practices. Transparency, as uncomfortable as it may sometimes be, is an essential part of our democracy. Americans need the facts -- the who, what, when, where, and (most importantly) why -- in order to decide if the benefits of these strikes outweigh the negatives.
Our future as a global society depends upon it.
Republicans have an incentive to embrace transparency because it will lead to more efficient government and they will have something "new" to campaign on. Frankly, just talking about balanced budgets and tax cuts do not have the same voter impact they have had in the 1980s.
During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...
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As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...
I present you with a wish list of global good headlines. The list, in no particular order, is a starting point for a dialogue and by no means complete.
As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.
When Havel became president of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1989 -- and later, the president of the Czech Republic -- he became a powerful symbol of a new era of politics. Surely the country would "live in truth" as long as it had a president of unimpeachable character. On the practical, day-to-day matters of politics and economics, however, Havel was not as influential.
We were eating lunch. He said "Don't look." I asked "Why". He said "Sonya, do not look." You know I did. Turned my head and there they were -- a moth...
There's growing conviction that "Big Food" is out of touch with the values of consumers and likely to put profit ahead of public interest.
Of course, the losers for the lack of forward-looking ideas are the American people. They put their confidence in government to solve problems at reasonable costs and help improve the quality of their lives. But neither is occurring.
To prevent further problems in our country, and to stop the rest of the world from following us down this path, we have to make a difficult decision. We must decide if it's important to us to preserve our core tenets of liberty, democracy, equity, and justice.
Today a husband, father and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is awakening to another day of a new, very personal war -- against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.
The year 2014 presents open government advocates with a large agenda and an opportunity to make significant progress in this emerging and important field.