Citizenship

P.M. Forni, the early Italian Literature professor who asked all of us to choose civility, died earlier this month at his Maryland home.

As a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Forni help found The Civility Project whose aim was to examine the importance of … Read More

The Alarm is Sounding

In 1982, Dr. David Krieger founded The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to be a driving force in abolishing all nuclear weapons from the planet. When it comes to peace and disarmament, Krieger says, “the people must lead their leaders.”

Recently, Krieger wrote a ten-point message … Read More

The Dark Side

In the age of Trump everything is a cultural/political battlefield where the truth is suspect and the weapons are in most everyone’s hands.

The Internet is the infrastructure and social media has become a pipeline of hate speech, conspiracies and political tribalism; a cultural free-for-all … Read More

Times of crisis call forth a leader among us who, through their compassion and wisdom, can help both comfort and unite.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers is doing just that by not only tending to the needs of his own community but offering a … Read More

In less than seven days we have seen: what has now grown to 15 pipe bombs delivered to top Democrats, actor Robert DeNiro and cable news network CNN by vocal Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc; a school shooting near Charlotte, North Carolina; white racist Gregory Bush … Read More

Who?

Taylor Swift is a most unlikely political firebrand, and yet the 28-year old pop singer is stirring up voters in her adopted home state of Tennessee like no one else.

In an Instagram post to 112 million of her followers (yes, that’s right, one-third of … Read More

After two weeks of turmoil and rage, what more could possibly happen?

We’ve given up the common ground for my ground. We’ve gone from dissent to disrespect; from disrespect to hatred. Before we face the next bitter Division Du Jour, perhaps it’s time for us … Read More