Opinion

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Fidel Castro, leader of Cuban revolution, turns 90

Fidel Castro exemplifies the idea of revolution and is a model for how to lead one. He is the preeminent symbol for revolutionary action.

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How do you solve a problem like Russia?

One good way to solve the "problem" of Russia might be to avoid making that country into a major problem every chance we get.

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Obama in Cuba: An historic opportunity

This is the greatest chance we have ever had to do right by the Cuban people. Let's get to work.

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Looking back, glancing ahead

Biggest threat to democracy, economic security, equality, peace, and a livable planet: The Republican Party. 

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Dear Gov. Snyder: Syrian refugees are welcome in my home

"Contrary to your declaration of denying refugees a home, I am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan."

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Who has the most to gain by going to war?

We should not fear cutting the military budget; strong and healthy communities make for a strong nation.

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Pope Francis offers the world a prophetic voice

We must not sacrifice people at the "altar of money" - the pope calls on us to amend our ways so we can meet the challenges of climate change, poverty, war, and division.

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A Middle East nuclear weapon-free zone: a vital next step

It's time and past time to look at the status of efforts to rid the world of what's been called the only true weapon of mass destruction.

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Tell Congress to support peace with Iran

Experts call its curbs on Iran's potential nuclear weapons development more complete than anything they had expected. But the pact is about much more than nuclear weapons.

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Greece put its faith in democracy, but Germany vetoed it

The heroic struggle of the Greek people against a nation-killing austerity regime has failed, at least for now.

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