December 20, 2019

What if I told you that a little girl from Maine was one of America’s most successful ambassadors during the height of the Cold War arms race in the 1980s? That her bravery and audacity spurred understanding and sympathy between the people of Russia and the United Stat...

Recent surveys of potential Democratic nominees ahead of tonight’s debate show that many agree on a perspective long treated as a taboo in Washington: We spend too much money on the Pentagon. This perspective is a departure from the oft-cited scapegoat of “waste, fraud...

After Putin and Erdogan reached an agreement on Tuesday to cement their military presence in northeastern Syria, fears and reports of ethnic cleansing and mass displacement are coming to a head. For vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, such growing insta...

October 16, 2019

We are in an amazing period of inner clarity thanks to a full moon in Aries during Libra season. Libra season reminds us of the injustice of forsaking ourselves, while an Aries full moon tells us to forge our own path and be independent. This strong combination of two...

September 11, 2019

My clearest memory of 9/11 is running home from my six-year-old son’s school, clutching his little hand in mine, while a series of huge BOOMs shook the ground and everything around us. We lived on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and the school was only five blocks from...

August 26, 2019

It has been 100 years since women’s demand for political power was answered with the 19th amendment. That is simultaneously a long time and a very short amount of time. A century. Only 100 years that women’s voices have been heard through the vote. And that’s not even...

August 14, 2019

Last month, as the power switched off for the fourth night in a week in Maracaibo, a mother, father, and their two teenage girls gathered around the kitchen table to discuss their future. They and others living in the areas of Venezuela affected by the regular power ou...

July 23, 2019

Kim and Kourtney are worried about nuclear waste — you should be too

I’m not usually much of a Kardashian watcher, but I’ve got to admit — they got my attention with this one. Last weekend Kim and Kourtney Kardashian added another social justice cause to their growing l...

July 17, 2019

Federal budgets are countries’ most explicit statement of values, and the U.S. is lagging behind other G7 states—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom—in implementing budget processes that put our money where our mouth is. 

Congress is currently...

June 28, 2019

If you really want to know a nation’s priorities, you have to follow the money.

Our federal budget is a document that clearly lays out our priorities and morals — it should come as no surprise that it’s been a stronghold of toxic masculinity for far too long. Toxic masc...

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