Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.
Your own government bombing the hell out of your city, including a children's hospital: This is the horror of life in northern Syria.
Just imagine if your average red-blooded American devoted as much attention to foreign wars as they do to their favorite NFL team! Just imagine if America's leaders were held accountable for poor results as NFL coaches and staffs are!
The tiny town of Fredericksburg certainly knows how to display its charming German heritage.
Mind You, this Was Back in 1870. I don't want to scare readers into thinking that the residents of Paris do this on a regular basis, nowadays. NOO...
In a courtyard caked with clay, a young Kenyan girl plays with a hula hoop her father just made her out of objects he found among the scraps from his ...
The United States appears on the cusp of doubling down on military tactics to fight terrorism. That's a bad idea.
Your legacy has to be reconciliation, in which you see unity as the highest spiritual principle for humankind; that you see no other way out of the mess we've made of society and this planet other than to align with a transcendent principle that calls us to come together as a collective species.
What the political landscape in 2016 reminds is what the world needs now is more collaboration, cooperation, and sustainability. America needs leaders whose brains are best able to manage the complexity and seemingly endless chaos of our times.
We adults can bewail the use of child soldiers by all those thuggish brigades around the world. But as in The Lord of the Flies, those young people are just enacting the savageries of their elders. They are both victims and perpetrators.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse ...
On Friday, April 8, Max Cleland celebrates the 48th anniversary of the day he got blown up in Vietnam. "I should be dead," he told me this week. He is anything but. Cleland has made another astonishing recovery, less dramatic than that day he lost three limbs in Vietnam.
74 years ago, in the spring of 1942, in the city of Kiev, Ukraine, instructions were transmitted from top German officials to round up 20,000 workers ...
When Azeri and Armenian forces started to fire at each other recently, it seemed that this exchange would enter the history of the decades-long conflict as just another of many routine violations of the ceasefire, which the parties to the Karabakh conflict clinched in 1994.
You know the moment. All is well, you're about to sit down to a client conversation, or just doing some social media or checking your calendar for the week's schedule when it hits. Total panic about your finances, irritation with someone on your team, distrust of your process. It's crushing.
To use a term that has become commonplace in our world when discussing commerce, the prospect of nuclear conflict has globalized war and it's a nightmare of the first order.