Barack Obama has been a model for all Americans. As a father, husband, and man, he has set a standard of respect for women, responsible behavior, and dedication to others that will be his legacy and ours for the history books.
An inconvenient truth: The Founding Fathers established the Electoral College because they felt that direct democracy (one man, one vote) was potentially dangerous. Why? They feared that a charismatic tyrant could manipulate the will of the people.
The chief of staff is potentially the most powerful of the president’s men in the White House. With no previous experience in government, Trump will have to depend on his advisers as he navigates unknown waters.
What can we do? Let your elected officials know where you stand and hold them to their promises. Urge friends and family to register to vote. Volunteer and get involved in local politics and help support community projects.
The issue of sexual assault against women is being brought into the forefront of our consciousness lately, and one result is large numbers of women have been recalling and recounting their own experiences.
We start this week in Colombia with a Nobel Peace Prize winner news reports that the U.N. will continue to support the Colombian peace process, the FARC will consider alterations to the peace agreement.
For two young girls, a year abroad in what looked like a safe, low-key location in a European city turned out to be their parents’ worst nightmare: the British girl wound up murdered, and the American girl was convicted, and imprisoned for it.