The US Presidential Election and the Armies of the Night

September 24, 2020

In a compelling article published on Fair Observer earlier this week, Volker Perthes, director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), speculates on the theme of “what Trump will leave behind” if he loses the November election. The author offers an enlightening...

Advice to College Graduates in the Age of Trump

June 05, 2018

We need you, class of 2018, not under some desk, but out there, ready to change our world for the better. Class of 2018, I’ve always been told that a joke’s a good way to launch any talk. It’s a matter of breaking the ice, though on your graduation day, with the temperature soaring into...

Teachers Are Educators, Not Mercenaries

March 16, 2018

By arming teachers, America will cause lasting damage in a society already rife with gun violence. It is not easy to write about gun violence and gun-related deaths in America. Even before the ink is dry, more shootings will bring more deaths somewhere in the country. As I wrote this article,...