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There Are Children to Love

The black-and-white beans danced around the screen. The heartbeats thundered through the speakers. My wife and I could not believe our eyes. We knew exactly what they were: twins. My mind raced: We are already the proud parents of twin toddlers and a single baby. Show More Summary

Ted Olson and David Boies Talk Virginia Gay Marriage Win and More (AUDIO)

This week I was invited to join a media conference call immediately following the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' favorable ruling in Virginia's Bostic v. Schaefer marriage-equality case. The call was hosted by Adam Umhoefer, Executive...Show More Summary

The Meaning of Terror

Imagine that you are a parent (as I am) and that your children are caught in a war zone, facing the prospect of death or maiming at any moment. What do you do? The answer is obvious: you remove your children from the war zone as quickly...Show More Summary

Are We Failing At Empathy?

Screenwriting is an art of fakery. Put a few words of convincing jargon into the mouth of a cop or a corporate lawyer or a starship commander and the audience will believe you are an expert in criminal justice or antitrust law or the rebel alliance on the planet Xenon. Show More Summary

Concentrate on Africa's Children

President Obama is convening the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit with over 50 African leaders in Washington D.C. next week. The event will have a strong focus on Africa's long-term economic growth, under the theme of "Investing in the Next Generation." To us, the next generation is, quite simply, Africa's children. Show More Summary

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

China is having difficulties, west, east and center. The biggest trouble spot is in far northwest Xinjiang, with violent attacks against authorities. China calls the acts terrorism, but because news reporting isn't allowed, it's impossible...Show More Summary

Humor Piece: Large Claims Court

"Through this lawsuit, the House of Representatives will take a crucial step to rein in the president and defend our Constitution so that it endures for generations to come." Rep Pete Sessions (R-TX), House Rules Committee Chairman WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Dereliction of Duty, Part III

I recently wrote about our Government's dereliction of duty in relation to the crisis at our nation's border (see Part 1 and Part 2). Today, this appeared on CNN and it speaks for itself. It requires no further comment from me except this: Governor Rick Perry is right. Show More Summary

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Liberals (and I am one) often comfort themselves by believing that they personally are far removed from the hatreds and discrimination of the past. We are aware of continued systemic racism and sexism, and, despite tremendous progress, know how much work there is left to do. Show More Summary

A Plea for Peace

This week, along with a number of artists in my home country of Spain, I spoke out about the conflict in Gaza, urging all governments to intervene in this escalating crisis. My signature was solely meant as a plea for peace. Destruction...Show More Summary

E-Mauled: Politicians Are Pummeling My Inbox

I am tired of emails. Not because I get too many of them (I do). It's because most of them are pretty dumb. I am a Democrat who years ago ran for Congress and served on New York's Democratic State Committee. Consequently, I am what they...Show More Summary

Got Science? Ohio Wake-up Call on Fracking Disclosure Laws

At a Halliburton fracking site in Clarington, Ohio, in the southeastern part of the state, a fire broke out on a recent Saturday morning. What happened next should be a wake-up call to every U.S. citizen, especially the millions of Americans...Show More Summary

10 Everyday Sexisms and What Do You Do About Them

This post is updated from an earlier version that appeared on Role Reboot. Research shows that most people don't see sexism even when it's right in front of their noses. "Women endorse sexist beliefs, at least in part, because they do not attend to subtle, aggregate forms of sexism in their personal lives," wrote Julia C. Show More Summary

The Real Enemy Isn't Undocumented Immigration, It's Rick Perry and Sean Hannity

For the last several weeks, the following photo of Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Sean Hannity has haunted me. During the current unhinged freakout surrounding immigration reform and, specifically, the Central American teens and children being held by the U.S. Show More Summary

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to his former colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Kucinich,...Show More Summary

Revealing Janet Yellen's 'Double Bluff' Strategy

Speaking slowly and clearly is the best way to help someone to understand you, right? Wrong. Speaking slowly and clearly, and especially speaking slowly and clearly in a monotone, is the best way to throw someone's concentration off....Show More Summary

The Time Is Ripe for Elected Leaders to Come Out for Marijuana Legalization

The New York Times made history last weekend when they became the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization. What makes the news so huge is not only their position, but the passion and space they are giving to the issue. Show More Summary

Senate Bill Would Cut off Iran Nuclear Inspections

For Congressional hawks claiming to take a tough line against Iran's nuclear program, cutting off funding for enhanced International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections over that program seems like an odd approach. Yet a new bill...Show More Summary

In the Political Arena an Underdog Challenger Must Be Creative to Force an Incumbent to a Debate

In every election cycle, voters witness the spectacle of an underdog candidate challenging an incumbent elected official to participate in a series of debates. This is usually a starting bid, with the underdog hoping the incumbent will...Show More Summary

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