If we are now a failed country, it is not because we have a failed presidency, although we do. It is because we are a failed people.
According to Oxfam, the six wealthiest countries—the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom—"host less than 9 percent of the world's refugees."
You always wonder where John Kerry the anti-Vietnam War activist went, who compared the U.S. campaigns in Southeast Asia to the predations of the Mongols.
For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.For proving that love for others is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out against violence and dogma as our Truthdiggers of the Week.
Usually at year’s end, we’re supposed to look back at events just passed -- and forward, in prediction mode, to the year to come. But just look around you! This moment is so extraordinary that it has hardly registered.
A Los Angeles Times piece suggests Tibet's spiritual leader supports the American action against Osama bin Laden, surprising some followers and causing others to seek clarification of the Dalai Lama's comments.
When the term human nature gets thrown around, it's sometimes used in a derisive fashion, as if to boil all the complex motivations, biological drives and psychological quirks that comprise our makeup down to some simplistic, base formula However, there are some who might cast the concept in a brighter light (continued).