Citizenship

Each year I attend the Annual Evening for Peace sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. This year’s recipient, Dr. Ira Helfand and the International Physicians for The Prevention of Nuclear War was unfamiliar to me.

Dr. Helfand is co-president of IPPNW and past president … Read More

On November 10, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament.

Francis told his audience that nuclear weapons exist “in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race.”

Speaking to … Read More

What Greater Cause?

In his latest book, The American Spirit, historian David McCullough had the rare privilege of addressing a joint session of Congress in 1989.

McCullough has observed much in his 84 years, and written much more about the past in books, and the present in … Read More

A Better America

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz is my kind of leader. He’s responsible to the bottom line, sure, but he’s also cognizant of the many issues facing the country.

In 2013, at the company’s annual meeting, a shareholder stood up to criticize Starbucks support of marriage equality, … Read More

In Good Conscience

Jeff Flake is the junior U.S. Senator from Arizona whose recent book, Conscience of a Conservative, has received some harsh criticism, mostly from conservatives.

“A Book by A Fake Conservative with No Conscience.” – The Tennessee Star

“Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. He’s Read More

Fighting Hate

Four Red Sox fans were removed from Fenway Park in Boston last night after they unfurled a large banner over the Green Monster which read, “Racism is as American as Baseball.”

In an anonymous e-mail statement, one of the protestors wrote: “We are a group … Read More

Wake Up, America… with Gabe!

I awakened the other day to a message from New Hampshire Technical Institute Professor Stephen Ambra:

Hi, Jim — Not sure if you signed up for Gabe’s post…but one of things I look at on a daily basis…

I click on the link, and was … Read More