Ramos-Horta in Newsweek: Reclaiming American Leadership

Ramos-Horta in Newsweek: Reclaiming American Leadership

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently said, “the world is looking at us as a leader in COVID-19.” She is half right. The rest of the world is indeed looking, not with admiration for U.S. leadership, but with dropped jaws. We are appalled...
The Pandemic World: A Chance to be Better

The Pandemic World: A Chance to be Better

The Pandemic World: A Chance to be Better I have read the bloggers who say that the silver lining in COVID-19 is that we are realizing that we are all part of one family. Sure, we are a human family, and some are the rich relations. And the richer relatives probably...
The Hill: Rethinking Wealth in the Age of Coronavirus

The Hill: Rethinking Wealth in the Age of Coronavirus

In the last two weeks I have taken six flights to three countries in Asia. At each airport, before landing, I filled out a yellow card, checking off any symptoms of illness. My temperature was then screened before I was allowed to enter the country. The only country...
Nobel Laureates to Saudis: Stay the Executions

Nobel Laureates to Saudis: Stay the Executions

Mujtaba al-Sweika, a bright 18-year-old student in Saudi Arabia, was on his way to visit Western Michigan University in 2012 when he was arrested in the airport in Riyadh. He was one of 14, largely young men, arrested for taking part in a protest.Among his charges is...
Huffington Post: Donald Trump’s America

Huffington Post: Donald Trump’s America

This election is not a measure of Donald Trump’s worth against Hillary’s. It’s not even a measure of who runs the best campaign or who most effectively discredits the other. It is a measure of how many people there are in this country who, in our arrogance, we simply...