Threats to justice everywhere

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” April 16,...

Are we a moral society?

Can we be a moral society when we detain people indefinitely with no charges and no recourse then force-feed them when they protest; assassinate our citizens with no trial; slaughter babies with missiles from the sky aimed at ill-defined targets; place a dragnet on...

Patton Oswalt and the Boston Marathon bombing

Patton Oswalt’s beautiful and heartfelt Facebook post understandably struck a chord with a nation stunned by the carnage in Boston: This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of...

The truth no one will tell about the Sandy Hook slaughter

As the father of a 4-year-old girl, I am heartsick and shattered over the Newtown carnage, as I know all Americans are. These unfathomable mass tragedies shake us out of ordinary reality and seem far more disturbing than the daily dose of suffering and injustice that...

The silence of the left: Obama, Bush and extrajudicial killing

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald has spent the duration of Obama’s presidency asking a fundamental question of the left: Why are George W. Bush’s transgressions, which elicited fury from Democrats and liberals, acceptable when President Obama adopts –...