As we approach the final stretch of the presidential elections, it is important that we take a moment to consider just what is at stake in this electi...
Everyone is blaming Trump for fear-mongering but is he really responsible for the hate circus we are witnessing?
I highly doubt that my hugs or my 10-minute impromptu Islam 101 seminar made any difference in my fellow handbag enthusiasts' lives last weekend, but I do not regret what I did. I will continue to engage strangers--in my writing, speaking and yes, on my shopping adventures--to try and change hearts and minds.
During the 2012 US presidential election, Mexico - or rather, the idea of Mexico - wasn't an issue. Looking back from 2016, maybe irrelevance wasn't such a bad thing after all.
Programs like SAFE, which exacerbate fear and perpetuate xenophobia, are not effective in ensuring the safety of civilians.
Donald Trump's startling ascendancy is primarily seen as a manifestation of nearly a half-century of white working and lower middle-class economic decline and status anxiety rooted in economic globalization, changing demographics, and the improved opportunities for non-whites and women in American society.
What we can all do, each of us, every day, without any other tools, positions, access, or power, is teach our children well.
What a difference a gaffe makes. As an unexpected gift from the gods, Donald Trump, pouncing on his opponent's verbal misstep, seizes the high ground---a place he could never, ever occupy on his own.
I can't fall back to sleep. How many others are similarly afflicted? Is Donald Trump turning half the country into a nation of sleep-deprived zombies? I once read resting is just as recuperative as sleeping. No way!
As we watch the GOP implode, we can only hope that whatever new party emerges will have learned a lesson and will rebuild on a foundation of ideas, plans and policy. This will take years, and in the meantime President Hillary Clinton will keep our nation safe and steady.
Hillary Clinton made a deplorable basket case this weekend. That is, she made the case that "half" of the supporters of Donald Trump belong in a "basket of deplorables." It just sounds funnier to say it the first way, that's all.
Nothing will bring back Khalid, and nothing can ease the pain of loss endured by the Jabara family. Majors must pay for his crime. But that is not enough. We must work together as a nation to demand zero tolerance for those who feed the hate that emboldens sick minds to commit murder.
As Trump stokes the fear of fear itself, I am reminded of Nietzsche's saying that "whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."
As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.
A man was sitting in his plane seat, calmly scribbling notes on a pad while waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to him, who watched him writin...
With the twin exceptions of the fall of the Berlin wall and the invasion of Iraq, no event of the last half century will have consequences as far-rea...