The (Next) American Experiment


The European settlement of America embodied a two-pronged experiment. For some, America represented a place where oppressed peoples could create a new social reality in alignment with the early... Continue

The Social (In)justice of Our Debt


Sixteen trillion. 16,000,000,000,000. Start with one million. Multiply it one thousand times. Then times one thousand more. Then times sixteen. Stick a “$” in the front and you have the... Continue

Catch 2012


An older man named Yossarian stopped by the office the other day. No first name, just Yossarian. I mentioned that Yossarian was the main character in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, the satirical 1961... Continue

Shocked, Just Shocked


Much has been made of WikiLeaks’ recent release of previously confidential diplomatic cables. The world was shocked—just shocked—to learn that there is tension between Sunni and Shia in the... Continue

Letters from the Future


Imagine receiving the following letter from the Internal Revenue Service: ********************************************************** To: The _________________ Family From: The United States Internal... Continue

American Parent


We often wonder what it might be like to be a parent in different locations or points in time. Take Gaza for example. Set aside any political or religious differences as best you can. Imagine for a... Continue