What Gives You the Right to Discriminate?

Does the First Amendment really protect religious freedom laws?

Ronald Reagan’s Legacy of Poverty and Death

How a President’s legacy will forever be tainted by his lethal beliefs.

Blackface and Blaming Indigenous Health Woes on Culture are Two Sides of the Same Racist Coin

How to recognize hateful contradictions.

The Trump Thing

Ken Goldstein worries less about Trump himself and more about the hate he has unleashed in his supporters: The Us. vs. Them mentality, the lack of an ethical vocabulary and common ground, and candor being confused for stream of conscious bigotry. That is not what makes America great.

How Does a Man Define Beauty?

What if beauty actually functioned as a way of connecting us?

The Suffering of Seven Billion

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ignoring Your Inner Critic

What does your inner critic say to you? Does it whisper sarcastic compliments or does it scream insults? As a writer, I have both fans and critics. It’s expected and accepted. What many writers deal with, however, is something a bit different. It’s an internal critic who is often ruthless and harsh. Imagine if all of […]

Men, Competition and Jealousy: A Potentially Destructive Force

Dr. Elwood Watson believes it’s essential that we learn to control and limit our jealousy or else we’ll become a victim of it.

The America Of Republicans And Religious Radicals: Fear, Hate And No Hope

America’s choice in next November’s federal election is very simple despite the complexities of the problems the country and next president face.

A New Kind of Killer

Why the San Bernardino shootings reveal a new kind of killer and what we can do to protect ourselves and our families.

Love is Just the Beginning if You Want Your Relationship to Last

There’s nothing like that feeling of falling for someone who makes your heart skip, but feelings aren’t enough.

My Kid Said ‘I Hate You’ and That Means I’m Doing Something Right

My son was pissed that he wasn’t getting what he wanted, and I stood my ground, even when that made him feel, for that moment, the worst sort of frustration. That’s my job, as a parent, to do my best to lead him in the right direction, even when he hates me for it. The fact that we had that exchange meant I was doing something right.

How to Make A Mass Shooter

Dr. Andrew Smiler lists some of the factors that mass shooters have in common. — Another week, another mass killing. Or two, or three. Here in the US, we’ve had shootings in churches, movie theatres, at all types of schools (elementary, high school, colleges), and even military bases. Back in the 1980s, it was disgruntled employees […]

The Power to Transform Feelings of ‘Hate’ Into ‘Love’ Is Yours

John Schlimm on how to direct your energy positively.

Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

It’s back-to-school time. If you have, or even know, an LGBT kid, tune in.

When She Said ‘No’ to Sex On Their Second Date, This Happened

She thought there was potential for a relationship. Then he disappeared. Here’s what she’d like him to know. — Dear Houdini (my disappearing man), Finally, a man who was not afraid to express his opinions. Over the past year, I went on scores of first dates with men who talked about themselves too much (do […]