In Defense of America

The United States gets its share of heat. America meddles too much in other people’s affairs, people say. Live and let live, and keep your neo-colonialist fingers out of other people’s business. True, this country makes its share of mistakes. But, in spite of our collective shortcomings, there is still much to admire in this [Read More…]

Talking to Children about Mass Killings: A Parent’s Dilemma

In the space of a few weeks, there have been two mass killings in our country. When something like this happens — and it does so with increasing frequency — many wonder how to explain something to their children that they don’t understand themselves. Sometimes it’s easier not to talk about it at all. I [Read More…]