On the Need for Informed Voting

On the Need for Informed Voting

I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. In educating myself about the local leaders and various propositions to be voted on last Tuesday, I came across what seemed both odd and comical. Reading through one section of a voting guide related to my town, I found myself...
Is America Moving to the Right, Again?

Is America Moving to the Right, Again?

Does the first major election after the 2020 presidential election provide evidence that the country is moving to the right again? In Virginia, where President Joe Biden beat the former president by double digits, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated incumbent Democrat...
The Power of Monsters

The Power of Monsters

It’s early September, and one of the houses we pass on our neighborhood walk already has a ghost on their front door. They must like Halloween a lot more than we do. We have two pumpkins already, but only because the vine volunteered from our compost soil, and we let...
7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

“Humanitarian crisis” normally – and rightly – describes emergency situations where the well-being of people is in danger to a level that overwhelms their ability to respond. Currently, the influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border has earned the label,...