Category Archives: Democracy

Beware Resurgence of Deadly Diseases, Part 1

by Kathie MM You have probably read about the resurgence of long-suppressed infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid fever—with drug-resistant forms of malaria reaching epidemic levels in Asia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria-an-enormous-threat/and drug-resistant forms of typhoid doing the same in Africa https://www.cbsnews.com/news/antibiotic-resistant-typhoid-spreading-to-epidemic-levels/ … Continue reading

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What Does Social Science Tell Us About the Link Between the Presence of Firearms and Violence? Part 1

by Alice LoCicero Note from Kathie MM: this post is the first in a two-part series based on a post by Dr. LoCicero on the Psychology Today website. Part 2 will appear Friday. Another day in the US, another mass … Continue reading

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Dear Chairman Kim Jung-un

by Lewis Randa, Director, The Peace Abbey What follows is a letter for President Donald Trump to consider sending to Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jung-un. Please feel free to add, edit, or delete and submit … Continue reading

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Patriotism Embraces Nonviolence in the NFL

It’s time—no, it’s way overdue—to pay tribute to people of color in the United States for their self-restraint  in response to centuries of violent racist resistance to their pursuit of democracy. If we are going to accept the Miriam Webster definition … Continue reading

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