Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11, Lower Manhattan remains plagued by the sight of a gaping hole where the Twin Towers once stood.
"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need.
Making peace in the Middle East requires empathy for Jewish wounds.
This week is a confluence of anniversaries. April 7 was the 16th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda where more than 800,000 died in a few days.
Several sources have recommended this commentary by M.J. Rosenberg at Media Matters as a helpful analysis of the new "Obama Peace Plan" for the Middle East.
As we approach the climax of Holy Week, James Carroll offers an appropriate caution
Writer James Carroll, in his recent book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547336268?ie=UTF8&tag=sojo_blog-20&lin...
I'm reluctant to comment regarding film-maker Roman Polanski's arrest and the attempt to extradite him to the U.S.
I spent some time this summer visiting my parents in Taos, NM, and while doing all the touristy things there, I couldn't help but encounter stories of the history of the place that truly made me th