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Global Crises

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

As we look inwards to dismantle America’s legacy of racism, we must also recognize that racism and militarism abroad are mutually reinforcing.

Global Crises

Martin Luther King’s giant triplets: racism, militarism, and materialism

In 1967, Dr. King warned that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

Washington Politics

Soft power is more important than ever, and the United States is hemorrhaging it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent comment about Canadians watching what's happening in the US with "horror and consternation" should be a big wake up call.

Washington Politics

A popular rebellion to fulfill America's promise, at home and abroad

However difficult and long it takes, America has always been able to surmount its problems and renew itself. Thus current protests show not weakness but strength.