Pope Francis offers the world a prophetic voice

We must not sacrifice people at the "altar of money" - the pope calls on us to amend our ways so we can meet the challenges of climate change, poverty, war, and division.


A Middle East nuclear weapon-free zone: a vital next step

It's time and past time to look at the status of efforts to rid the world of what's been called the only true weapon of mass destruction.


Tell Congress to support peace with Iran

Experts call its curbs on Iran's potential nuclear weapons development more complete than anything they had expected. But the pact is about much more than nuclear weapons.


Greece put its faith in democracy, but Germany vetoed it

The heroic struggle of the Greek people against a nation-killing austerity regime has failed, at least for now.


Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.


On 40th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, it’s mea culpa time

The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.


Three legs of the economy: The past is prologue

This kind of economy stands on three legs: raw materials, cheap labor, and as little regulation from government as possible.


TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”

Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.


GOP letter to Iran: a national disgrace

The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.


Netanyahu, Boehner, and hypocrisy on Iran

It was a spectacle that had few if any parallels in the modern history of nations.

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