Category Society

In Defense of Politics

Last night, re-elected President Obama put into words a defense for a true and vital attribute of democracy: politics.  He spoke of how cynics “tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests”, yet people in various corners of the world are risking their lives “just […]

Bigger than Policy, Bigger than Religion

Peace, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness.  All religions and faiths are based on these basic moral standards.  When I heard yesterday and today about some self-proclaimed religious groups in Libya and in Egypt attacking the embassies of the United States in response to an amateur film made by some bigots somewhere in the U.S., I find myself […]

A Vision For Egypt?

Beginning in late January of last year, the soul of an entire population believed in its strength.  Hardly possible by individuals but righteously achievable among peoples, a symbol of all that is wrong with society in Egypt was defeated.  The belief that Egyptians have what it takes to build a better country and the determination […]

A More Perfect Union: for all People

On this day, two hundred thirty six years ago, America declared its independence and eventually its quest to form a more perfect union.  A union in which each citizen is endowed with certain inalienable rights, of which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Each year, Americans gather not just to celebrate the anniversary of […]