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Democracy not Bombs: Meet the progressive Muslim women and girls who show us what courage is. They are the true face of Islam and the fight against political “religious” extremists.”

Meet the Progressive Muslim Activists fighting for Justice and Standing Up to Politicized Extremists: Pushing Conservative Oppression Off the Stage In the face of oppression, the arts are only one way of standing up against extremism in the name of God.   Women are stepping into battle against ISIS/Daesh, putting their lives on the line […]

The Wrong Side of Politically Correct: Wrong Phrase, Right Idea

Karin Hurt wrote an interesting, if slightly disturbing blog recently on Smart Blog:”The Wrong Side of Politically Correct.” She argues that smart leaders “create a culture where “politically correct” and correct are as closely aligned as possible,” which makes good sense, if we remember what the term “politically correct” used to mean before it was […]

Michelle Bachman’s Legacy: Conservative Leadership as Super-Spin

Representative Michelle Bachman announced yesterday that she will not seek re-election next year. Her time in office did not fulfill her many promises, her fundraising machine is faltering, and she is under investigation for campaign finance inconsistencies in her failed run for US President. The resulting editorial critique marks her withdrawal as a retreat, offering […]

With Tasers and placards, women of Egypt are leaders in the fight against sexism

Laurie Penny, a blogger at the New Statesman, recently posted this report from Cairo. She writes: ‘‘The youth will liberate Egypt!” A girl in a sky-blue headscarf is yelling and 300 women shout the words back at her outside the Sayyida Zeinab Mosque in central Cairo. Behind the gates of the mosque, men in long […]

Republican leadership at a crossroads: confrontation or collaboration?

A Republican Party Divided On Thursday, Peter Wallsten of the Washington Post commented: “President Obama’s decisive victory over Mitt Romney served as a clinic in the 21st century politics.” Citing diversity of voters as the source of Democratic dominance, Wallstein describes “little consensus on how to regroup,” with party members divided between greater conservatism and […]

Obama’s Re-Election: Leading a Divided Nation

Now is the time for authentic leadership. The great irony of our current situation is that we are facing both a cliff and a standoff. Obama has won the election, through the system of the electoral college, despite the equally divided popular election. The states prevailed, ironically, over the candidate whose party argues for increased […]

New Yorker’s Romney cartoon critique: “campaign spin” vs. authentic leadership

Romney’s believable when he says what he thinks we want to hear… over and over again. – and a different message every time! This cartoon, in addition to poking fun at the permanence of media (like a tattoo – there’s always a recording!) and Romney’s gaffes — the incorrect statistic about a shrinking navy, the […]