Citizenship

With the potential for yet another government shutdown, Washington Republicans and Democrats talking past each other, what we need most are stories that remind us who we are and what we really stand for.

Iraq and Afghanistan vet Anthony Maggert was driving to an appointment … Read More

This is a story of two kids: one who does the right thing and another who, well… you decide.

When a sixth-grade student at Houghton Academy near Buffalo, New York noticed that the bus driver had accidentally hit a parked car, then left the scene, … Read More

Real Fake News

Courtesy Dan Piraro, bizarro.com

The lack of trust in institutions vital to our health, welfare and security continues to grow in the age of Trump.

I have written about the serious threat to both children and communities when parents willingly deny vaccinations for their children. … Read More

Found! Profiles in Character

But not where you think!

Photo: CBS News

As reported by CBS Evening News Anchor Jeff Glor.

John Siciliano, a federal corrections officer in New Jersey, hasn’t received a paycheck since December 29, 2018 “and is about to miss a mortgage payment. The bank told … Read More

Colman McCarthy is always a supportive friend but he’s much more.

From the pulpit: Colman McCarthy preaching the gospel of peace, justice and humanity.

The former Washington Post columnist retired to start The Center for Teaching Peace, a radical little group that has the … Read More

As the partial shutdown of the federal government grinds on, we have learned that employees who have been furloughed will eventually be paid. That’s little consolation to those who literally live paycheck to paycheck with housing and other costs.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

“The … Read More

“Individual faults and fragilities are no excuse to give in, and no exemption from the common obligation to give of ourselves. Today, more than ever before, I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to Read More