More than anything else, drone strikes actively work against the potential for just, lasting peace. The kind of peace that involves political stability, economic opportunity, and restorative justice is impossible to reconcile with global, endless drone wars.
To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.
Though inequality has been rising for decades, the Great Recession catapulted the issue to the top of the policy agenda, costing millions of Americans their jobs and widening the gap between rich and poor. As the United States looks to reverse this trend, it faces a historic opportunity to lead a global transition to an inclusive model of economic growth.
Presidents do not generally aim for religious transcendence, much less attempt to plumb the purposes of God, but Obama's eulogy was undergirded by another president's difficult grappling with the meaning of overwhelming violence.
Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."
It may appear that America's very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies.
Central to celebrating Pride is recognizing the work that is yet to be done. Not until every American -- whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender -- is treated equally under the law will we fully realize our potential as a nation.
The 2008 theme of Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign was summed up with the word "change." As a field operative for his campaign in the state of Florida, it was essential we bought into the premise with all of the doe-eyed naiveté that early-to-mid twenty year olds could muster.
If the president is serious about restoring grace in our public spaces, surely those suffering most greatly among us must not be left behind.
I have been on the road since May 30 on a cross country trip. My husband and I were in Charleston, S.C. on June 14, just a few days before the shootin...
For many women-domestic workers as well as office workers-coming under the overtime provisions will mean that they will actually have more time for their families and other pursuits --but if they are indeed forced to work long hours, at least they will be paid for it.
Obamacare's Exchanges are free markets where private companies compete for customers - the essence of market capitalism and the genesis of all innovation and cost efficiency.
Expect more of that from Democrats, and more talk from some in the GOP of racial matters as presidential campaign 2016 heats up. The Charleston memorial services may have marked the turning point for that.
What did the SCOTUS decision look like to me: A Suburban, White, Heterosexual Female? Must we wait until an issue hits us directly on the head to react to it, or to feel as if we are worthy of identifying with it?
We need an American identity built on a foundation of that shared history--not a whitewashed version of it, but one that can, as President Obama declared in Selma, "look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals."
In a week that saw landmark decisions for both health care and gay marriage, the Supreme Court, in another hotly contested issue amongst the justices, voted 5-4 to legally recognize fans of the Canadian supergroup, Rush.