Author Archives: Tereza Coraggio

Matthew Hoh and the Dark Side

Matthew Hoh’s self-reflection on PTSD is brutally honest and insightful, especially coming from someone who has everything going for him – smart, articulate, personable. He talks about a moral dissonance that ex-soldiers suffer from when what they did or failed … finish reading Matthew Hoh and the Dark Side

Posted in Military | Leave a comment

Will Republicans Go the Way of the Federalists?

Ten Years After Iraq War, Neo-Cons Struggle to Hold Republicans By Jim Lobe, March 19, 2013 Originally published in Inter Press Service Ten years after reaching the height of their influence with the invasion of Iraq, the neo-conservatives and other … finish reading Will Republicans Go the Way of the Federalists?

Posted in Military | Leave a comment

The River That Is a Person

Written by Stephen Messenger From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth’s life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself — a fitting tribute, no doubt, to the wellsprings upon which … finish reading The River That Is a Person

Posted in Environmental, Global | Leave a comment

Crowdsourcing a Constitution

Crowds and constitutions Thorvaldur Gylfason 13 October 2011 Iceland’s economic meltdown has led to a change in its constitution. This column, by one of the 25 people elected to draft the new document, documents the journey. . . . The … finish reading Crowdsourcing a Constitution

Posted in Constitutions, Global | Leave a comment

Iceland Proposes a New Constitution

Our different origins enrich the whole, and together we are responsible for the heritage of the generations, the land and history, nature, language and culture. Iceland is a free and sovereign state, resting on the cornerstones of freedom, equality, democracy … finish reading Iceland Proposes a New Constitution

Posted in Constitutions, Global | Leave a comment

Glenn Greenwald’s Not-an-Endorsement of Ron Paul

In the first part of this Salon article, Glenn Greenwald states, “I’m about to discuss the candidacies of Barack Obama and Ron Paul, and no matter how many times I say that I am not “endorsing” or expressing support for … finish reading Glenn Greenwald’s Not-an-Endorsement of Ron Paul

Posted in Ron Paul | Leave a comment

The notions of citizenship, liberty, and equality of political rights, as well as popular sovereignty, were closely interrelated. The most essential feature of citizenship was one’s origin and heritage: Pericles was the ‘son of Xanthippus from the deme of Cholargus’. … finish reading 

Posted in Historical | Leave a comment

If the World Could Vote

Newt Gingrich 1.32% (96 votes) Jon Huntsman 1.5% (109 votes) Ron Paul 92.71% (6745 votes) Rick Perry 0.51% (37 votes) Mitt Romney 2.27% (165 votes) Rick Santorum 1.69% (123 votes) Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment