I try to write about the intersections of everyday life and big issues. I like to invite readers to think a little differently. The topics I choose represent the things in which I take an interest, and I try to deal with them the way most folks would, sometimes seriously, sometimes with a sense of humor. My column runs Mondays and Thursdays.
Two people turn angst to activism, continuing the tradition of students organizing for social change.
A revived labor movement is needed to counter economic and political inequality.
Let’s fight crime and injustice, not each other.
Beneath the shooting and protests in Ferguson, Mo., one can feel the heat of two races moving apart.
Mental-health care is overdue for the overhaul the recent state Supreme Court ruling might spur.
The shooting in Ferguson, Mo., is the latest racial flash point, but the underlying problems exist all over.
The Seattle Housing Authority will test its ability to move tenants into better jobs, and independent housing.
Two doctors say a stronger Liberia would not be prey to Ebola.
Nonprofits are helping each other help the community through a merger.
Communities suffer when people don’t feel and act connected.
We use all of our brain capacity, but we don’t always do it well. There are cures for that but no miracles.