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Shelter within the storm: A dialog on politics and culture

A dialog on the artist’s role in times of extreme societal and cultural alienation and worldwide crisis.

Los Angeles changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

“This gesture of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is a very small step in apologizing and in making amends.”

The virtues of tearing down statues depends on where they are standing

Remembering history's good; celebrating it, not so much

Family life without fossil fuels – slow and satisfying

A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.

Intro to Islam, Salafism and jihadism

Can we turn the clock back and make the Muslim world great again?

The progressive’s guide to reacting to offensive comedy

Ten tips for when everyone says your favorite comedian has “gone too far.”

Growing my way out of dystopia

Can we stop feeling quite so helpless and hopeless in a world on the skids?

On July fourth, a message for patriots

On this holiday, and every day, that flag and the promise it symbolizes are not Trump’s supporters to abuse, but belong to a nation that will uphold and someday vindicate them.

Of Caesar, guns and trolls: The evil that men do

The GOP and right wing will use any diversion to distract us from an agenda of cruelty and madness.

After coal, a small Kentucky town builds a healthier, more creative economy

A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.