Our Most Challenging Issue – Five

A frequent refrain in media, in social networking memes and posts, in political rhetoric and in classrooms is that the United States is the greatest nation on Earth. It has also been called a grand...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Four

This is the fourth in a series of essays that use, as their centerpiece, the statement on race unity released some years ago by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States: The...

Our Most Challenging Issue – One

This is the first of a series on the issue of race unity, in which I’d like to share some thoughts on a facet of our national life that is yet a source of social...

Is Love All We Need?

The Beatles sang that “All you need is love.” Out on Medium today someone argued that when it comes to racial prejudice, this is not true. I think they’re right and wrong. It depends, I...

Games People Play—from earlier this year

The Bergdahl family is on my mind today as I watch the “outrage” grow over the POW trade involving their son, Bowe. The way Fox News has handled this has been especially jaw-dropping. “Can you...