Education

Galileo Syndrome

He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. – Psalms 104:5-6 And yet, it moves. – Galileo Galilei

Headline, Florence Morning Sun (April 1616): “GALILEO FRAUD, CHURCH SAYS” While Nicolaus Copernicus determined that the earth revolved around the sun, he never … Read More

For too long, Social media has become a haven for third-party shares of misinformation, false conspiracies and blatant lies. As belief turns to anger, and anger to hate, some have become radically motivated, violent extremists.

While many of these companies have taken some steps to … Read More

Right Call

At the end of the 2021 season, the Cleveland Indians baseball team will drop “Indians” from their name. In a statement, owner Paul Dolan said, “Hearing firsthand the stories and experiences of Native American people, we gained a deep understanding of how tribal communities feel … Read More

In his Peace Studies class at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Colman McCarthy engages students in his chosen religion: nonviolence and peace. “If peace is what every government says it seeks,” McCarthy writes, “and peace is the yearning of every heart, why aren’t we studying it … Read More

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.…” – Winston Churchill We think of America as exceptional, the leader of the … Read More

“A democracy cannot survive merely by being well informed, it must also be contemplative, and wise.” – E.B. White

John and Jeremy Zogby are part of the team at Zogby Strategies whose mission is to examine Americans’ thinking to keep us better informed, and hopefully, … Read More

In 2006, I completed a survey entitled, Honesty and Trust in America. While the study took place 14 years ago, the solutions from more than 8,000 Americans are more relevant than ever.

“When it comes to grading the level of trustworthiness of various groups … Read More