Muhammad Ali, who lived from January 17, 1942 to June 3, 2016, may not have been the best boxer to ever live, but he may have been the greatest human to have boxed.
The life of the last surviving member of the Lincoln Brigade was celebrated May 21 by friends and family.
Over the weekend of June 2-5 I'll be attending my Yale Class of 1966 50th reunion in New Haven, Conn.
His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War, and they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.
American-born Justin Lifflander, graduate of Cornell University, arrived in Russia (then the USSR) in 1987 as a driver-mechanic for the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
How we respond to that resistance is what we need to examine; if the response is force, we can hardly complain when we find ourselves the target of "asymmetrical violence" - terrorism.
The Lincoln Brigade was 2,800 men and women, African-American, Latino and white, who volunteered to defend Spain's elected government from Franco and his fascists.
When I think about Spain, I think about the people who taught me to fight for a different world, for a vision of a just society, a socialist society.
We should not fear cutting the military budget; strong and healthy communities make for a strong nation.
What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.