Category: Human Decency

A Word to Muslim Rioters

I’ve studied Islam and the Arab world and the politics of the region for more than 25 years. I’ve wanted to have a conversation, to dispel the myths, to separate fact from fiction for a very long time, and I’ve searched for just the right tone that would foster an intellectual, productive conversation. While I... Read more »

Bullies Are Society's Fault

School is starting in a few short weeks, and while many parents are happy to get back into the routine, just as many kids are dreading the coming school year. These kids may like learning, may even get good grades, but still hate going to school. These are the kids who spend as much time... Read more »
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    Views and opinions from the Gold Star, Military and Veteran perspective are generally different from those of the civilian world. Much of what I write is "their" stories, as told to me as the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is how I continue to honor the Oath my son took. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person but if you insist, call me a Progressive Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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