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  • South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew

    The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks. Mandela leaves...
  • Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'

    Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'
    WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
  • A California bill to boycott Florida? It's a bad idea.

    A California bill to boycott Florida? It's a bad idea.
    How many laws has California passed, how many verdicts have its juries reached, how many social movements has it launched that other people in other states consider unjust or vile and would like to punish with a boycott? That’s one of the...
  • Schools work to improve communication

    Schools work to improve communication
    South Bend CommunitySchool Corp. families will soon have access to several new or enhanced communication tools to get information about student grades and attendance, events at individual schools, bus stops and routes and more. Starting Aug. 19, parents...
  • Robinson's daughter: 'We have a long way to go'

    Robinson's daughter: 'We have a long way to go'
    Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think. "Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was...
  • Trice: Bayard Rustin was key to March on Washington

    Trice: Bayard Rustin was key to March on Washington
    Although Bayard Rustin was one of the chief architects and organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the civil rights strategist existed for years mostly on the margins of history. But earlier this month, the White House announced that...
  • 'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot

    'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
    “Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary. The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
  • Review: 'The March on Washington' by William P. Jones

    Review: 'The March on Washington' by William P. Jones
    Famously, Martin Luther King, Jr. did not plan on saying “I have a dream” at the March on Washington. The majority of his speeches had no prepared text. He liked to improvise on stock themes and images, but knowing the march on Aug. 28, 1963,...
  • Rosenthal: Labor's love lost but also part of King dream

     Rosenthal: Labor's love lost but also part of King dream
    This nation was born of the realization that individuals, by coming together as one, stood to gain equal footing with those to whom they had to answer. United, they could win empowerment and a greater say in the conditions under which they lived and...
  • Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress

    Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress
    Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
  • Robert B. Reich: To serve society

    The 19 firefighters who died battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first responders to 9/11 and other emergencies, and members of the armed forces, those...
  • The lever of social action

    "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." I think Archimedes was serious. I know we need to be. Now is the time to choose our future, as the Earth Charter declares. This means thinking big: embracing...