Guest Columns

Marches and vigils are not going to bring about the change...

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Yet another school shooting. A call for vigils and marches, and letter-writing campaigns. While I agree kids have skin in the game, (always have...

Multicultural Centers: The transformative path to inclusion and equity for all

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Multicultural and multiuse centers are the foundation to empower just, inclusive and equitable cities. Barrio E’ fosters Latino arts and culture in the state...

Immigration courthouse arrests undermine justice

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Since President Trump took office last year, immigration enforcement officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have dramatically...

Charlottesville violence

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The motivating animus behind the ugly display of violence in Charlottesville was plain. It was an assertion of white supremacy and a claim that...

Crisis of leadership

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We acknowledge our responsibility to stand in solidarity with all people and communities of good conscience who oppose hatred and discrimination. Heather Heyer’s murder...

Dark spots, light spots and Apple’s protest

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Dr. Mel Gurtov has studied government intrusion into our lives for many decades, including his work as an analyst for the RAND corporation and...

Opening your heart for Valentine’s Day

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In the United States, St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely with candy, flowers and private expressions of affection. I proposed to my wife on...