Even more important to me than my attackers being caught is that they are taught.

 

Do gay people represent traditional family values? Ellen’s response to her critics is that she lives by the same traditional values as ...

What if the horror of what happened at Penn State was happening on a larger scale all over the country?

We are seeing something emerge — a grassroots campaign has caught fire, turning out thousands of people, young and old, to create a free democratic space called Liberty Square on Wall Street.

One of my earliest memories is of a tornado roaring through my neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was less than four years old, but I vividly remember sitting in the linen closet cradling my infant brother, as I heard the enormous roar of wind and listened to the trees in our yard be torn from the ground like giant toothpicks and tossed on top of our house.

On Wednesday night, I watched in horror and shame as my home state of Georgia killed one of its citizens because he had been unable to "prove his innocence" before the final sands of legal process dropped away.

Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur responds to New York Times columnist David Brooks with a letter to the editor on morality and America's youth.

Ten years ago, on 9/11, we knew who we were. Americans were the people who cried together and shoveled rubble together. We were the strangers who became neighbors. We were the citizens who lined up in New York City to give blood even when it became clear that there were no survivors to receive it. We showed up, just as people showed up after Hurricane Katrina to lend a hand and rebuild. 

On September 15, 2001, I received an email from my close friend and Stanford classmate Valarie Kaur, an email that would launch us both into a whirlwind over the subsequent decade .. A Sikh man in Arizona had just been shot. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi, he owned a gas station in Mesa, and someone drove up and shot him because he was wearing a turban on his head and they thought that made him a terrorist. 


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