Students Should Get Last Word on Speakers

Students Should Get Last Word on Speakers

“Don’t let complexity stop you,” Bill Gates once told graduating Harvard seniors. “Be activists. Take on the big inequities. I...

June 5th, 2017 |  


A Call to Mobilize the Nation over the Next 18 Months

A Call to Mobilize the Nation over the Next 18 Months

While the media and the nation sit transfixed over the Trump scandals and attacks on democracy, those of us who work for justice and peace know that w...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Using Lunch to Punish the Poor

Using Lunch to Punish the Poor

One of the lucky things about being rich is that you automatically become handsome, your jokes are hilarious, and politicians treat you with fawning d...

June 2nd, 2017 |  



The Meaning of Trump’s Wall

The Meaning of Trump’s Wall

Though Donald Trump failed to get his wall funded when Congress passed a recent $1.1 trillion federal spending package, he did succeed in creating a w...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


The $110 Billion Myth of Supporting Saudi Arabia’s Defense Needs

The $110 Billion Myth of Supporting Saudi Arabia’s Defense Needs

Amidst a range of domestic controversies and the push-back against his agenda and actions, President Trump went back to one of his default personas, t...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Saving America’s Great Places

Saving America’s Great Places

I’m writing this from Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872, this was our first National Park. The world’s first, in fact.In an i...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Conklin: Be sure to attend class reunion

Conklin: Be sure to attend class reunion

Most people like them, but there are others who wouldn’t attend if you paid them. I’m talking about high school class reunions. Chances ar...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Political News Briefs

Political News Briefs

SWAMP REPORT from ProgressOhioCNN reported that Donald Trump’s U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, got caught in yet another lie ab...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Reconciliation and Cooperation with Iran, not Hostility, Is the Way Forward

Reconciliation and Cooperation with Iran, not Hostility, Is the Way Forward

President Trump seems to be reconciling with Saudi Arabia. Why does he not do so with Iran? The re-election of President Rouhani shows that Iranians w...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Talking to the Other Side

Talking to the Other Side

I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortab...

June 1st, 2017 |