Now THIS gives me hope that our multi-level political SWAMP just might be shamed into constructive and meaningful bi-partisan legislation – and (potentially) even more changes that serve America, and Americans, first […]
The New Great Game and the Incendiary International Border that Defies Common Sense
By Contributor Craig Walker (from Pakistan) “…The vacuum of power and sovereignty in the two conflicted, strategically located countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan — rank with the gravest geopolitical problems of the […]
Calling all Rotarians, those with similar values – and frustrations
Enough of the blame-gaming fallout from the November 8 election. Let’s get on with ending the divisiveness that started decades ago.
Struggling to learn the lessons of Vietnam – How about Now?!?
America’s struggle (“jihad”) over our values, principles and priorities, domestically and internationally, really came to a head during the 1960’s. As evidenced by the current and worsening divisive politics, exacerbated by a complicit and dysfunctional media, “TRUTH,” “FACTS,” integrity and accountability are proving to be fluid and elusive.
Violent Extremism and the Value of Interfaith Dialogue*
AS RECENT EVENTS in Australia and overseas attest, violent extremist acts persist as a chosen tool for radical groups to terrorise populations and recruit more adherents. This is despite a wide array of […]
Looking Beyond the Nuclear Deal with Iran
This initial assessment by The Soufan Group (below) strikes me as about as realistic and insightful as we are likely to find over the coming days in the general media. “Trust, but verify” […]
We Are Our Own Worst Enemy – and We’d Better Wake Up Soon
Until our leaders and education system catch up, we need to have more community conversations about the challenges we face around the globe relative to how others perceive America and the Western […]
“The Power of Reconciliation”
The Power of Reconciliation PHOTO: Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk hold their hands high as they address a huge crowd of people in front of the Union Building after the first […]
Meet the 13 Most Powerful Muslim Women in Britain
Note: I am sharing this image and headline to draw attention to the fact that these well-educated, professional and successful Muslim women are in fact still Muslim. If even clearly successful and […]
Learning from the “Tree of 40 Fruit”
CBS news shared a snippet about a Syracuse art professor, Sam Van Aken, who created, over a nine-year period, a single tree bearing forty different fruit. Here is the photo (or an […]
America’s “Jihad” is part of a Global struggle…
Both individually and collectively, we are struggling over our values and the extent to which we are willing to engage our “world,” however large or small that might be. This goes on […]