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No iPhone Here

Center of Concern | Mon, Apr 20, 2009

No iPhone Here

Therefore, I am asking that on this Earth Day, we, individually and collectively as a nation, take time to discern our role on this planet and step to the forefront of the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that can sustain life on the only Earth we have.                             
Doha Won't Do!

Center of Concern | Wed, Mar 18, 2009

Doha Won't Do!

Free traders are so mesmerized by their ideology of trade liberalization they fail to recognize that financial trade liberalization as enshrined in the WTO and bilateral/regional Free Trade agreements (FTAs) has fostered the very financial and economic meltdown we are currently experiencing.
Qudos to Arnold

Center of Concern | Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Qudos to Arnold

Never did I think that I would be cheering for Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was running for Governor of California. I was offended by his macho belittling of gay and lesbian persons. His equally macho approach to women was infuriating. I turned him off.

The End of Identity Politics

Center of Concern | Thu, Jan 15, 2009

The End of Identity Politics

It is striking how silent the Progressive movement has become on identity politics, be it gender, racial/ethnic or sexual. As a gender advocate I find it is becoming increasingly difficult to raise a gender issue and get any response beyond polite listening and general agreement—no action. Some call it gender fatigue, but I wonder if something else is taking shape: a unity ideology which does not want to deal with dissident voices or agendas.

Shenandoah Sojourn

Center of Concern | Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Shenandoah Sojourn

Of all the looming ecological crises, from climate change to loss of biodiversity to air pollution, perhaps this one, our disconnectedness from Creation, is both the most basic and the most dangerous.
They Can't Help It!

Center of Concern | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

They Can't Help It!

The sense of entitlement we are witnessing among the elite is something very different.  It does not arise from need but from an overweening habit of conspicuous consumption.

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