An affirmative case for Hillary Clinton


"It wasn’t lost on everybody—including some in the press—that her principal transgression actually seemed to be that she was a woman who said what she thought instead of quietly receding into the conventionally accepted political staging." - from a Politico article about how a 60 Minutes appearance in 1992 planted in the minds of Americans… Continue reading An affirmative case for Hillary Clinton

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When it comes to voting, it’s not all about that base


Senior citizens and college students, Wall Street bankers and the religious right, Southerners and African Americans, industrial magnates and union workers: if you're in one of those groups, and a handful of others, chances are either Republicans or Democrats think they can already count on your vote on election day. They call those monoliths the… Continue reading When it comes to voting, it’s not all about that base

Peace withers when religion tramples the vine


Faith requires so little - only the willingness to abandon what one knows to be true in family and society, in favor of something less certain, outside one's usual life experience. That is where a prophet of faith begins his (or her) personal journey. It is not until after others have also stepped forward, into… Continue reading Peace withers when religion tramples the vine

Clinton: ‘A positive direction’ ahead for relations with the Muslim world


U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton, hosted an Eid ul-Fitr celebration, Thursday night, at the State Department, marking the end of the Muslim Ramadan month of fasting. After acknowledging the lateness of the event, since Ramadan ended a few weeks ago, Sec. Clinton took the opportunity to address the violence against U.S. diplomatic missions… Continue reading Clinton: ‘A positive direction’ ahead for relations with the Muslim world