Blog Posts - Conflict



The Death of the Worthy Adversary

Good dialogical discourse conflates the distinctions between enemies and adversaries; that is, as a combination or fusion of the distinctions such that the two are not so different from one another. Certainly, our polarized culture makes a sharp dist...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Dec 20, 2016

Sign the petition: Pass Elizabeth Warren’s bill to stop Trump’s abuse of power for personal profit

      BREAKING: After Trump refused to address his unprecedented conflicts of interest, Elizabeth Warren just announced a bill to force him to sell the Trump Organization and put his assets in a true blind trust. Sign the petition: Pas...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 15, 2016

DONALD TRUMP WILL “REMAIN” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF #CELEBRITYAPPRENTICE THROUGH HIS PRESIDENCY? NO HE WILL NOT

DONALD TRUMP WILL “REMAIN” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF #CELEBRITYAPPRENTICE THROUGH HIS PRESIDENCY? NO HE WILL NOT DONALD THIS IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST YOU MUST CONCEDE AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OR DO NOT PASS GO ON BEING POTUS ===================...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 8, 2016

I Don’t Want to Debate. I Want to Talk about My Pain. How the Democrats Got It Wrong

It is quite interesting how just a few short months ago we were burying the Republican Party. They were in a state of disarray with a crowd of presidential contenders each of which seem to be more flawed than the next. And Trump was the worst of the...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Dec 7, 2016

REPUBLICAN, L. Scott Mann, the Sandstorm Scholar; POSTS ANTI-CLINTON BLOGS WHILE BEING A MEMBER OF THE ELECTORIAL COLLEGE?

REPUBLICAN, L. Scott Mann, the Sandstorm Scholar; POSTS ANTI-CLINTON BLOGS WHILE BEING A MEMBER OF THE ELECTORIAL COLLEGE? IS THIS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST? I THINK SO. IN FACT, WE ALL THINK SO HERE. PEOPLE MAKE YOUR VOICES KNOWN AND TELL L. SCOTT MANN...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 5, 2016

TRUMP NOT FILES - In Violation of Our Constitution

"Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses" by Richard Tofel, ProPublica 12/2/2016The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear.  And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuf...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 5, 2016

Book Review: When Miles Got Mad

 Author: Sam Kurtzman-CounterInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpAbout This Book: When his little brother breaks his favorite toy, Miles gets MAD. As his anger swells, he catches sight of himself in the mirror -- but instead of his own reflection,...
by Books That Heal Kids on Nov 14, 2016

Coming Home

I am creating another writer’s retreat for myself this weekend, but to tell the truth, right now my whole life feels like a writer’s retreat. I continue to feel conflict free, partly because I have put off worrying about the future and what is to...
by Bertram's Blog on Sep 2, 2016

Book Review: A Bug and a Wish

Author: Karen ScheuerIllustrator: KalpartInterest Level: Ages 4-7From the Book Jacket: When Tyler is teased by the other boys, his good friend, Danae, encourages him to give the boys A Bug and a Wish. When Tyler finds a ladybug and a dandelion seed,...
by Books That Heal Kids on Aug 30, 2016

How Trump Misunderstands Islam

Trump continues to use fear appeals and scare tactics when it comes to Muslims and terror. And while he is minimally effective – and getting less so every day – his supporters are sympathetic others who are increasingly misinformed about terror a...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Aug 23, 2016

MIDDLE EAST - The Fractured Lands

"Explaining the Middle East conflicts through the eyes of six individuals" PBS NewsHour 8/12/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  In an article that consumes the entirety of this week's New York Times Magazine, Scott Anderson aims to tell a story of great bread...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 15, 2016

How Trump Dehumanized Mrs. Khan

  When Donald Trump proposed that Ghazala Khan – the Muslim Goldstar mother of Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq – was not allowed to speak, ostensibly because of Muslim sexist control of women, he dehumanized Mrs. Khan. Interestin...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Aug 2, 2016

Is this the Muslim Martin Luther?

The below was first posted in March of 2014. Thought it would have new interest given events in Turkey. The photograph above is of Fethullah Gulen who Victor Gaetan writing in Foreign Affairs compared to the Muslim Martin Luther. Interestingly, I hav...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Jul 25, 2016

Real story of Kashmir: Why 'national media' doesn't show reality of Kashmir

Kashmir [Jammu-Kashmir] is our 'Atoot Ang'--that's what we grew up, listening.But from childhood, we have heard lies and fed with propaganda on Kashmir. We are not told the truth about Kashmir.Probably, that's one of the reasons that the lies have gi...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Jul 24, 2016

Book Review: What Do You Do With a Problem?

Author: Kobi YamadaIllustrator: Mae BesomInterest Level: Ages 5 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and...
by Books That Heal Kids on Jul 19, 2016

Palestinians protest against expanding of Jewish settlements

A man holding a Palestinian flag protests as he sits in the scoop of an Israeli excavator as he tries to prevent it from clearing his land during a protest against Jewish settlements, near the village of Deir Qaddis near the West Bank city of Ramalla...
by Tears of Gaza on Jul 19, 2016

Moving Ahead with the Two-State solution in Israel-Palestine

Both the Israelis and the Palestinians have to get over their aversion to loss. This is difficult because research on cognitive processing and decision-making indicates that people fear loss more than they value gain. Both sides have tried to minimiz...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Jul 18, 2016

Real story of Kashmir-1: Why 'national media' doesn't show reality of Kashmir

Kashmir [Jammu-Kashmir] is our 'Atoot Ang'--that's what we grew up, listening.But from childhood, we have heard lies and fed with propaganda on Kashmir. We are not told the truth about Kashmir.Probably, that's one of the reasons that the lies have gi...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Jul 16, 2016

Fear

Someone renting the house across the street from us has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it. The other night when he woke us up at 2 am, I wanted to go knock on his door, but I was afraid that migh...
by Mediation's Place on Jul 15, 2016

A Palestinian woman reads the Quran next to the grave of her son

A Palestinian woman reads the Quran next to the grave of her son at a cemetery on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, in Gaza City.
by Tears of Gaza on Jul 9, 2016


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