Rachel Neumann is the author of the new book Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness. She has worked with numerous leading Buddhist and spiritual authors, including the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein, and Sulak Sivaraksa.
The whole separation of church and state thing seems to be giving the Supreme Court a headache. So what do they do? Split the difference. God is ok here, but not there. Fine on our coin, our pledge of allegiance and our presidential oath of office, but not on our school or courthouse walls.
Whose fault is the war in Iraq? In 2002, most Americans blamed Saddam Hussein's bad attitude for provoking the U.S.-led invasion. But apparently, with Hussein captured in his underwear and the war continuing, it's time to point the finger elsewhere.
MoveOn mobilized hundreds of thousands before the election. This weekend, almost 20,000 people met to tell them what they should be doing next. But can they turn all that energy into a unified progressive vision?
Post Election Stress and Trauma Syndrome – PESTS – is sweeping the nation, with strange and often unexpected symptoms. The surprising medical diagnosis: That which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.
David Solnit's new book is a manual to help movements develop a strong clear analysis of what's wrong and why, a collection of visions of positive alternatives, and a resource and inspiration for strategies on getting the world we want.
It was a rough week for fans fo civil liberties, as Congress and the courts considered legislation that would give the government easy access to read your emails, listen to your phone calls, and snoop in your drawers.