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17 Ways We Can Work Toward Justice for All

If you're feeling inspired by the Supreme Court's historic same-sex marriage decision, then do your part to help build and sustain forward momentum toward justice for all. Legalizing same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but it is not the finish line of justice. Show More Summary

A Memorable Month of Pride in America

For too long, same-sex couples have fought tirelessly for their basic civil rights. Loving, committed partners, along with millions of families and supporters, have challenged the status quo, and demanded that all Americans receive equal...Show More Summary

Why Not?

Our job is not to think small. It is to think big. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the...Show More Summary

Relegating Alzheimer's Disease to the History Books

Last weekend, CNN aired the television premiere of Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, an extraordinary documentary about a beloved country music star's farewell tour during his fight against Alzheimer's disease. Faced with an inevitable decline, the award-winning singer performed 151 emotional and inspiring sold out concerts over a 15-month period. Show More Summary

Why Not?

Our job is not to think small. It is to think big. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the...Show More Summary

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used. Show More Summary

Heritage and Hate

After living in the Northeast my entire life, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1976 to teach at the College of Charleston. I came with stereotypical ideas about the South, but was certainly open to changing my mind and hoped I would. Show More Summary

To the North, From the South

Dear The North, We, the South, are not just Confederate flags and racist gunmen. We're not just BBQ and cornbread. We're not a collection of dunces because we drive slower than you do or choose to greet someone in a store rather than glare at them in silence. Show More Summary

Mystery: Who Is Demeaning the Supreme Court?

Answer: Its own members. For years I have been railing against conservatives for eroding confidence in our judicial system (whenever they did not agree with a decision) by the constant litany of charging judges with being "activists",...Show More Summary

I Am a Conservative Christian Who Supports Gay Rights Because They Are a Human Right

As a majority of the American people celebrate the Supreme Court decision legalizing Gay marriage nationwide, I'd like to relate an experience of mine regarding Gay rights. In October of 2014, headlines ran in some of the media stating that I was "anti-Gay" and "homophobic." Eye-catching to be sure. Show More Summary

Religious Liberty and Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court has endorsed the right of Americans to marry whom they choose, regardless of the gender of the spouse. What implications does this have for persons with religious or other objections to gay marriage? Consider first the role of a clerk in the governmental office that issues marriage licenses. Show More Summary

How Mitt Romney and Retailers Dismantled Dixie

When the disillusioned 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, the tragedy quickly focused on the legacy of the Confederate flag and its tacit endorsement of racism. For presidential candidates courting southern conservatives, this called for high-wire political acts. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Impact on Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

In a truly historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all states. As Justice Kennedy eloquently stated in the Court's majority opinion: "It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Show More Summary

The Last Mohican: Were The Greek Elders Correct?

A little over twenty-five years ago I made my first trek to Greece and Cyprus. One of the things I recall younger Greeks criticizing their elders for was their lacking of belief in the newly introduced 'every-man's' banking system. Twenty...Show More Summary

Existence Before Co-existence

Palestinian NGOs working with young people in Palestine and Israel face intense pressure from donors - many of them European organizations and foundations, and the EU itself - to facilitate dialogue between young Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Show More Summary

Texas, The Sequel: The State That Continues to Provide the National News and Late Night TV Plenty of Material

Between March and June, 2015, making national news seemed to be a frequent occurrence for Texas as Austin, Garland, Waco, Overton, and McKinney experienced unprecedented media coverage. Meanwhile, as the Tea Party conservatives maintained control of the legislature, Texas also gained notoriety in many other areas. Show More Summary

The State of Transportation Funding: A Realistic Examination of Pseudo-Federalism

Contributed by Elizabeth Bastian, Eno's 2015 Thomas J. O'Bryant Fellow In a recent article published in Innovation NewsBrief entitled "A Conservative Vision for the Future of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF)," Ken Orski shared heartening...Show More Summary

Last Words for the Death Penalty

Co-authored by Lee Kovarsky Monday, the Supreme Court Justices delivered their oral opinion summaries in the Term's high-profile death penalty decision, Glossip v. Gross. Rather than reading from his concurring opinion or from a prepared...Show More Summary

Greek Coffee Shop

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Dylann Roof and a Culture that Turns the Truth on Its Head

"You rape our women," Dylann Roof is reported to have declared just prior to shooting nine black people in a Charleston church. And in that, he showed a mentality that reflects something deep in the culture. It's not just that the idea of the black rapist has a long and sordid history in the South. Show More Summary

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