Madina, in a blue burqa, is a recovering multi-drug-resistant TB patient from Logar province in Afghanistan. Her nephew Khairullah helps her double-check the dosage of her monthly pack of TB medicine before they leave the hospital. Ahmad A. Fakhri/ UNDP Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan-- A...
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
No political victory can change the difficult fact of being stuck here together, which is why we have politics in the first place.
Claudia Qunitet's "Super Petite",
Doudou N'Diaye Rose,
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble,
John Hollenbeck's Claudia Qunitet,
Night In Tunisa,
Jazz Cd Review,
The multi-talented artist John Hollenbeck has been serving up a cornucopia of music that defies categorization since his debut as a leader back in 2001. Besides being a versatile and talented percussionist, Hollenbeck is becoming more generally known as an acclaimed arranger/writer of...
Today, over a fifth of the world's population remain perpetually invisible, over one in five people do not officially count. But they do, because every person counts. We need to give them the option to take off their invisibility cloaks when and if they choose.
Wow... A bombshell release today from the radical transparency organization Wikileaks, containing more than 20,000 emails in all, allegedly from top officials within the DNC. The emails, researchers and amateur Wikileaks sifters say, corroborate a view that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were largely correct in their assertion that the...
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
This article was originally published on the Voices of Aging Blog. I have a hard time asking for help. I see myself as an independent, competent person who can take care of herself quite well without anyone's assistance. At least that is how I felt until some recent...
No surprises, either in this pick or in the disappointed reaction to it by progressives. What the Kaine selection does do, though, is to raise two very big questions forward.
Sri Lanka's civil war pitted the almost exclusively Sinhalese military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE fought for a separate Tamil state in the northern and eastern parts of the country. In May 2009, Sri Lankan military forces militarily defeated the LTTE. However, the island nation's...
If congressional oversight causes political functionaries to hesitate to tell presidential appointees to stay on messages that are varnished versions of the truth out of fear of embarrassment, then that would be a wholesome result.
A study has just revealed that one out of 10 Americans suffers from tinnitus, a condition that results in ringing in the ears. Medical specialists say that this is most often caused by exposure to high decibel noises, namely music and gunfire. About 36% of people suffer from...
While one cannot fault people for voting the lesser evil this election given the GOP nominee, it must be acknowledged how atrocious the Democratic Party platform is on foreign policy even in the wake of the Bernie Sanders insurgency. Sanders' delegates for those out of the loop...
New reports are finding that advanced prostate cancer cases are on the rise in the U.S. Studies have found that they've increased by a shocking 72% over the past 10 years. Men ages 55 to 69 had the highest spike, with a startling 92% increase in cases in...
What does it mean that a large portion of self-described American Christians - e.g. 62% of evangelicals - intend to vote for a candidate who works to instill unnecessary, inappropriate fear in the American people?
Roger Ailes Fox News,
The timing couldn't have been scripted more symbolically. As Donald Trump was coronated in Cleveland, Roger Ailes, Emperor of Fox News, was getting dethroned. Fox, as plenty of people have observed, did more than any other operation to create the media environment which made Trumpismo possible. Usually authoritarians appoint...
It turns out there's a super easy, science-backed method for improving your snoozing, and it's probably one you haven't considered: sleeping naked. (Sounds great in this humidity, anyway!)
NEW YORK, NY, July 23, 2016: Donald J. Drumpf is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Canadians entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out exactly what the hell is going on. It is clear there is a great hatred towards Americans...
In a very real way, while seeing this man elected President of the United States should, and does, strike fear in the hearts of millions, even his defeat could create enduring problems for American democracy.
I am one of those independents that Donald Trump (and Hillary Clinton) is trying to win over with his rhetoric, ideas, and platform; after all, I have voted for Reagan, Clinton, Perot and Obama. The first two words to the title of this blog is a reference to...