Politics

  • 02.09.18

    The World Bank Needs To Return To Its Mission

    NEW YORK - The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But the World Bank lacks an SDG strategy, and now it is turning to Wall Street to please its political ma...

    NEW YORK – The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But the World Bank lacks an SDG strategy, and now it is turning to Wall Street to please its political masters in Washington. The Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, should find a better way forward, and he can do so by revisiting one of his own great successes.

  • 06.15.16

    Fighting Bigotry With The Power Of 'Aloha'

    "Nothing is more important to me, and nothing was more important to our founding fathers, than freedom of religion." In this article and speech transcript, Rep Tulsi Gabbard talks about the importance of religious freedoms. She laments the amount of divisiveness that exists in the U.S. - some of which she has pers...

    "Nothing is more important to me, and nothing was more important to our founding fathers, than freedom of religion."

    In this article and speech transcript, Rep Tulsi Gabbard talks about the importance of religious freedoms. She laments the amount of divisiveness that exists in the U.S. - some of which she has personally experienced when her opposition in a race implied that her religion made her unfit to serve - and around the world. 

    Gabbard calls on Americans to come together against religious discrimination. She states that it is a core tenant of the Constitution to be open and welcoming to all religions: We have a great challenge that lies before us. Let us stand proudly as Americans. As defenders of our constitution. As defenders of freedom. Let us be inspired by the vision put forward by our nation’s founders, and challenge those fomenting religious bigotry to do the same."