Category Archives: soft power

Zoe Keating Cellist Extraordinaire and Techno-Artist

I came across Zoe Keating’s music by chance. I’m glad I did. Her music is inspirational and beautiful. See for yourself. I’m including various videos of her playing her own pieces. Enjoy and tell me what you think. Zoe Keating … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling has been Raised 102 times since 1917

What will bring Congress together for the American people instead of political grandstanding? So, why are many Republicans, including Eric Cantor, deciding now is the time to put the entire U.S. economy in jeopardy, especially since we are still pulling out … Continue reading

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Ways to Help Japan

The People of Japan need worldwide relief to assist them in recovering from the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. Here are ways to help Japan. Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Lack of Good Education + No Jobs for Arab Youth = Terrorist Breeding Grounds

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What are the Factors that Drive Arab Youth into Terrorist Organizations?   Recently there was a report on National Public Radio from American Abroad Media (AAM) called “Overlooked and Underpaid: Arab Youth in Today’s Economy” regarding the vicious cycle of lack … Continue reading

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President Obama Highlights Importance of Education to Win the Future of America

President Obama gave his State of the Union Speech Tonight, 1/25/11 and urged Americans to Win the Future “We do big things. From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to … Continue reading

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Obama Urges Americans to Close the Empathy Deficit

Thank you to Edwin Rutsch who left a comment on this blog about his Culture of Empathy.org website and documentary project. His website contains a historical record of President Obama’s interviews and speeches about the importance of empathy. 2004-11-23 – … Continue reading

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Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats to Convey their Moral Message

Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats and Progressives to reframe more clearly their moral message to the American people. Is America having a greed crisis? Is that why so many people are unemployed? Is privatization really government for profit? Are tax breaks for the top 1-2% of Americans really public theft? Can Americans remember that empathy is the basis of true democracy and that we need to take social as well as personal responsibility? Continue reading

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Obama Compromise with Republicans a Decision to Benefit All Americans

President Obama explained in his press conference today that he made a decision to work with Republicans in a compromise in order to help all Americans. He refused to allow the Republicans to hold the American people hostage for unemployment … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Stands Up for All Americans in NYT Magazine Interview

Nancy Pelosi is a role model for all women. She was recently interviewed by Deborah Soloman of the NYT Magazine. Excerpts from the NYT Magazine Article: O.K., but you could admit to having deep emotions about your setback in the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Senator Kyl to Ratify the START Treaty Now

An Open Letter to Senator Jon Kyl: Dear Senator Kyl please join together with Republican Senator Lugar and ratify the New START Treaty as soon as possible in this current session of Congress. This Treaty has broad bipartisan support amongst military leaders and foreign policy experts of both parties. This Treaty will make the U.S. safer and promote peaceful relations between the U.S. and Russia in reducing the threat of nuclear weapons that affects all people around the world. Do the right thing by putting aside petty partisan politics and fearmongering and pass this treaty now. Continue reading

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