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Accountability: An Abandoned American...

Accountability: An Abandoned American Value

If our cars fatally malfunctioned as often as police officers shoot citizens, there would be a massive recall, pulling vehicles off the road, overhauling the engineering design, firing culpable employees, and paying out settlements to consumers for injuries and deaths of family members. The problem of a complete lack of accountability within the police system […]

Dignity and Respect During an Electio...

Dignity and Respect During an Election Year

During election years, pent-up frustrations, simmering animosities, and the toxic legacy of countless hours of hate talk radio erupt from the seething volcano of the American public. Injustice left festering explodes into anger and hatred. Defensive arrogance and condescension drips down the pyramid of privilege. What should – and perhaps someday could – be a […]

The Danes Saved More Than 7,000 Jews ...

The Danes Saved More Than 7,000 Jews . . . Would We?

  (This essay was originally part of a longer essay addressing five stories of nonviolent resistance to the Nazis and the parallels that can be applied to current events in the United States.) Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said philosopher George Santayana, and in a time when presidential candidates are […]

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