Taking an uncommon approach

Jane Elliott is not commonly known in American households. She holds no fame among the elites, nor does she command any known political clout....

How to make democracy more democratic

When the United States of America was born, emphasis was far greater on “States” than “United.” Citizens of the newly-formed nation identified first and foremost...

Bible lessons, then and now

We are too emotionally engaged in politics. As many grieve and after what took place Nov. 8, the undeniable and inescapable question is, “What...

Will Republicans prevail in 2018?

juliThe apprehension that I felt upon Donald Trump’s victory has only increased as he has announced the appointments of his chief of staff, strategist,...

Don’t be complacent in the face of hate

The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, a group of middle school students in Royal Oak, Mich., chanted, “Build the wall!”...

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across...

America faces a time for racial healing

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the...

The election is over – Now what?

The election is over. Now it’s time we move forward and stop wallowing with what could have been or should have been. This isn’t...

Obama steadied our nation in ‘interesting times’

“May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting...

Race, gender and healing

Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been...

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