MH17, Iraq, Gaza and the Deadly Verbal Dance Around Killing People

netanyahu-and-blair

Global leaders speak the same language when distancing themselves from the killing of civilians in military operations.

How to Hate Child Immigrants Without Even Trying

border crossing photo by matteocatanese

“We had humanity. We had concern for our fellows. We would never leave a man behind. It just wasn’t done…Doesn’t look like it any more, does it?” Thaddeus Howze, on the humanitarian crisis at the border.

I Worked For a Collections Agency, and Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Credit… Seriously

phone

In an ironic twist of fate, Oliver Lee Bateman took a job as a debt collector at the same time he was dodging a large debt himself.

Nudge Not Shove Could Tackle Self-Destructive Behavior

no smoking-Michael Ocampo-flickr

A kick in the right direction is just what we need to live healthier lives but we respond better when we don’t know we’re being pushed.

How Going to the Bathroom Produced a Policy Recommendation for Climate Change Adaptation

urinals-Rupert Ganzer-flickr

As the world warms, lawmakers need to enact meaningful water conservation policies.

5 Things Paul Ryan Wishes He Could Say To Lazy “Inner City Men”

paul ryan1

In lieu of Paul Ryan’s commitment to improve life outcomes of inner city men, here are five things he would probably say to them.

New Study: Black Children Lose Protection of Assumed ‘Childhood Innocence’ Long Before Adulthood

1-Black Boys

Boys will be boys, unless their black, then they’re adults.

How to Make Public Service Into Customer Service

public service made customer service

Ken Goldstein believe public service organizations can improve. Here’s how.

Can’t We All Agree?

michelle obama

Andrew Cotto watches while our collective conversations around hot-button topics become ugly, hyperbolic and rarely productive. Andrew suggests we’re not so divided after all. Can’t we all agree the First Lady is awesome?

The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

min

Raising the minimum wage, far from being a comprehensive solution, is at best a temporary fix to a much more fundamental problem.

What’s Law Got to Do With It? A Straight Married Guy’s Perspective on Marriage

hold my hand forever- Leni Tuchsen-flickr

Ariel Chesler believes that any couple, gay or straight, should have the right to choose to register with the government and thereby be afforded the same legal rights, benefits and protections that he and his wife have.

Unsolicited Advice for Bill de Blasio

bill de blasio

The new most powerful mayor in America has a lot of expectations to live up to. Here’s a few more.

Economic Disparity: When Is Enough, Enough?

greed

Professor Warren Blumenfeld believes we aren’t challenging inequity nearly enough. Here’s his call for us to do so.

Breaking Dad: Relating to Walter White

breaking, bad, dad, ron, mattocks

The character of Walter White did what he did for the survival of his family. Ron Mattocks wonders what lengths he must go to.

Questioning Culture: American Empire

Flag 2

Maintaining American Empire requires three fundamental elements. Which are you participating in?

Where Our Voices End and the System Begins, or: The Limits of What We Make Happen

emmetttill

What power do our voices really have? Will the American system ever be a system of equal rights?