BLOGS


  • To Those Who Want Trump Impeached: Do You Want Pence? There has never been a single moment before, during and now, especially after, the election of Trump, that the call for his impeachment hasn’t been loudly screamed. The impeachment talk thermometer now blazes hotter with the allegations that Trump badgered former FBI Director James Comey to scrap the Trump-Russia ties investigation (only to summarily fire ...
  • The Keys To Outfitting Your First Apartment On A Budget Moving into a place of your own for the first time is a huge step. I remember my first post-college apartment move. It was nothing special, but it was mine. It came with a few new challenges and responsibilities and all sorts of opportunities. For the first time, I was able to decide how to ...
  • Living Unashamedly: Latinx People And Mental Health My Mami says that I’m brave. She says that I have courage, and that she admires me for doing the things that she’d never do. You see, Mami was trained to be silent, to keep the secrets of our families within the walls of their homes. Mami had to swallow secrets, especially the ones that hurt ...
  • Trump Now Has A Rare Window Of Opportunity To Diffuse The North Korean Crisis North Korea has a nuclear arsenal of perhaps 20 weapons and hundreds of short and medium-range missiles, some of which are probably capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Its leaders have threatened many times to turn Seoul into a “sea of flames.” They’ve fired salvos of medium-range missiles that landed in Japanese waters in the Sea ...
  • Using The 25th Amendment To Remove Trump Is A Dangerous Idea As predicted here and elsewhere, a cascade of events is pushing Republicans toward practical steps to remove President Trump. Some are motivated by evidence and concern. Many others prefer President Pence and always have. But some of the ideas moving forward are as bad as the evil they seek to cure. Impeachment is relatively straightforward, and ...
  • Reviving Israeli-Palestinian Talks Now Will Go Nowhere President Trump’s upcoming visit to Israel and Palestine — during which he hopes to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process — will go nowhere unless he fully understands the complexity of the conflict and why previous attempts by successive American administrations to negotiate a peace deal have failed. Recently, he stated that “I want to see ...
  • Water Is Life At Standing Rock: Students Respond To DAPL Lakota Prayer Oh, Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to ...
  • How Does American Health Care Compare To Taiwan? “Taiwan.” “Thailand?” “No, Taiwan.” Admittedly, I was in the same position when I applied for a teaching position in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Since then, I’ve spent two years living here, and I talk Taiwan to anyone who will listen. The people? Delightful. The food? Phenomenal. The culture and history? Fascinating. I could easily run out of positive ...
  • How To Embrace College As A Feminist Experience I thought I was prepared for my freshman year of college. I had spent the past four years fastidiously studying and dreaming of the day when I’d finally get to eschew classes like geometry and physics in favor of women’s studies and Marxist social theory. I endured my awkward social standing, sure that once I ...
  • Protecting The Environment And Growing The Economy Go Hand-In-Hand San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand. A big part of this story is that cities – large and small, in red ...
  • Donald Trump, His Comportment And Incompetence: When Is Enough Enough? Four months in, yet it’s not unfair to ask Americans, especially political leaders, Republicans and Democrats, when is enough enough? Donald Trump, who wasn’t elected by the American people, but rather selected by the odious and archaic Electoral College, continues to demonstrate levels of intemperance, possibly acceptable under a skillful president such as Richard Nixon, but, ...
  • Trump Is Above The Law, For Now — But Not The People A sitting president is almost certainly immune from criminal prosecution, and the only mechanisms to remove him from office — impeachment, the 25th Amendment, or voting him out the old-fashioned way — are political, not legal, procedures. In that sense, the president of the United States really is above the law, at least while he remains ...
  • Meet The Woman Rehabilitating Dogs In Need function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Every year, over 3 million dogs end up shelters and over half a million are euthanized. While it’s unfortunate that many dogs fall victim to homelessness, there are also many dogs who are given up for some unfair reason. Putting dogs in good homes is paramount to their survival. Pet rescue ...
  • 11 Ways To Turn Up A Down Day Logy, low, and listless, at home with the flu, I thought about ways to brighten my day. I realized, that though my drapes were drawn, and my room was dark, the sun outside was shining. I reflected on the ways I normally started each day, including listening to baroque music, meditating, and doing Qigong. So, ...
  • Trumping Trump The Trump presidency presents a unique challenge to other governments. Never before in modern times has a major power, much less the world’s paramount power, been led by so erratic and unbalanced an individual. His total lack of experience, knowledge and interest in anything beyond narcissistic self-promotion compounds the problem of figuring out how to ...
  • A Progressive Vision For The FBI A political movement should do more than just react to the day’s events with outrage, although that’s important. It should also offer the vision of a better world. Many Americans are rightfully outraged at the firing of FBI Director James Comey, just as they were shocked at Comey’s ability to influence political events. But what can ...
  • Why Multi-hazard Early Warning Makes Sense By Robert Glasser* It is 19 years since the world first met to discuss global early warning for natural hazards in Potsdam, Germany. Since then events have only underlined how important early warning systems are for saving lives across the globe. Six years after that gathering, the failure to have a tsunami early warning system in place ...
  • Iran: Election Protests, Calling Mrs. Rajavi For President Iran’s presidential election will be held on Friday May 19. In the run-up to the Iranian government presidential election, many people across the country are calling to boycott the elections. The activists of the network of the Iranian opposition movement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its group the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), inside ...
  • Are U.S. Strategists Living On Another Planet? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com  War, American-style, in the twenty-first century, hasn’t exactly been a sterling success story.  (How did the Brits ever manage to run that empire of theirs for so many years with such modest numbers of troops?) Take Afghanistan, for example.  We now know something of Washington’s latest plans for pursuing the war in that ...
  • Blame Obama For Our Current Crisis? As you maybe, possibly, have heard, the president of our country last week fired the person who was leading the investigation into collusion between his campaign team and a foreign power seeking to interfere with our democratic process. Let’s get something straight: FBI Director James Comey deserved to be fired for his absolute mishandling of the ...