Lorie and Payton: Family First

By Lorie Michaels “When you are judging a brother, you are wrong, even if you are right.” Marianne Williamson The conversation I’m sharing below is with my niece, Payton.  We live in very different areas of the US.  She’s in Oklahoma, I’m in California.  Payton has three lovely girls and supports Trump.  I was nationalContinue reading “Lorie and Payton: Family First”

The Three Promises of Free-Market Capitalism

By Abraham Entin When the Second World War ended, the Free Market Capitalism of the West and the State-driven authoritarianism of Soviet Russia (alongside of Chinese Communism) emerged as opponents for a new world order. During that period, lasting from the late 1940’s through the 1960’s, the leaders of the “Free World” made promises toContinue reading “The Three Promises of Free-Market Capitalism”

“Black Power” to Black Lives Matter: Stokely Carmichael (aka: Kwame Ture) Speaks for Today

cover photo: April 19, 1967: Stokely at Garfield High School Seattle, WA Observer – Michael Harrington Are we witnessing a revolution? I am seeking echoes from the Civil Rights era to answer that question. Kwame Ture said before he died, “The job of a revolutionary is, of course, to overthrow unjust systems and replace themContinue reading ““Black Power” to Black Lives Matter: Stokely Carmichael (aka: Kwame Ture) Speaks for Today”

Difficult Conversations

By Victoria Lynn Hall I’ve had some difficult conversations with my friends this week. Some of them were about politics or race but all of them were about more than politics and race. They were about expending the effort to really listen and hear each other, to understand and acknowledge the validity of each othersContinue reading “Difficult Conversations”

Talking To Our Children Without Saying A Word

By Melissa Mayer Two months into the pandemic, my six and eight year old daughtersstill have not worn masks.  Although I am willing to comply with theNew York State Law requiring face coverings, the kids have not been inany public places so wearing masks have not been necessary.  Theywould see masks around the house andContinue reading “Talking To Our Children Without Saying A Word”