Disasters have a devastating way of putting hurt pushpins on the face of the Earth in a way that no other event can. The tragedies are all vibrant and heartbreaking, whether it's an orchestrated attack or an act of nature.
We are all innocent bystanders to tragedy now. Americans live in era of terrible violence, which finds us in our movie theaters and our schools and our streets full of joyful citizens. Those who do such terrible deeds seem to have forgotten what it means to be human. But we don't have to.
Cellphone images and internet connections have already provided unique insight into outrages, but they still require a person to take the phone out and record. Google Glass, on the other hand, could be used as a black box for your life, with the capability to record as you go.
When I was 22 years old, I was followed off the subway and brutally attacked. I was stabbed approximately 37 times with a screwdriver, and left for dead. May 30th 1991 separated my life forever into BEFORE and AFTER.
As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.
Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.
The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.
Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.
If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.
Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.