The Moral Case Against Drone Strikes

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By Rabbi Michael Lerner.There was a brief and rare moment this year in which people openly discussed the U.S. lethal drones program. For a few days, the Obama administration apologized for a strike, the American people expressed shock, and the media took note. But that moment ended as quickly as it began, and only happened in the first place because a U.S. citizen was inadvertently killed by an American drone strike. For the remainder of the year, hundreds to thousands of non-Americans … [Read more...]

A Barrage of Bombing in Nuba Mountains: What Is a Parent to Do?

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By Kimberly L. Smith. Most of the time, when I worry, it’s about things that “might” happen. What choices will my children make? What if the economy tanks, permanently? What if I die, and do not have enough life insurance for my husband to stay in our home and keep our family afloat? What if scientists are right and a large part of our country slips into the sea (or is blown off the map)? Because of the color of my skin, the language that I speak and the gold seal emblazoned on my blue passpo … [Read more...]

The Real Mistake Behind “Mistaken Identity”

By Harleen KaurThis past Saturday, a man that I look up to and respect deeply was attacked while going for a walk with a friend in Harlem. I met Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a professor at Columbia University, and his family this summer while I was interning in New York City. Although I was only there for a couple months, the love and compassion with which he and his wife treated me was moving. The two of them were always focused on giving back to the community, as well as accepting newcomers like … [Read more...]