In a world haunted by the specter of nuclear war, needlessly aggressive competition among nations could lead to an apocalyptic catastrophe.
Leave politics aside for a moment, if you can. What does the word “conservative” mean to you, outside of that cursed arena?
Hate crimes and violence are rising across the U.S. and can no longer be ignored. Daily we are inundated with news feeds full of everything from angry outbursts to vicious criminalities. Many of our cities are facing significant income inequalities, institutionalized racism, and deep distrust of policing bodies. This is manifesting, in part, in the spike in violence.
Historical memory can fade over time. Born in 1942, I've watched it happen. We lost sight of the cruelty of fascism and authoritarian rule and how indispensable free democratic societies are to world peace and well being.
“It’s on us to listen, to speak out, and to take action. Not because women are our mothers, sisters, wives or friends—but because women are people. And all people deserve to control their own bodies.” —Sen. Cory Booker