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My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

...Luther King Jr. frequently said in reference to a concept from the Gospel of Matthew. King was a devout believer in Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent teachings. Violence as a means to achieve justice becomes a "descending spiral ending in destruction...
The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members." I have been impressed by how...
My turn: America should embrace liberalism

...Roosevelt, great humanitarians from William Wilberforce to Florence Nightingale, great social revolutionaries such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela - all liberals. The gift of the best in literature has come to us from liberal...
People need to stand up to injustice

...unfolding events which surround him." We saw this belief become reality when the Berlin Wall came down. As with Mahatma Gandhi during India's independence movement and the Civil Rights movement in this country, I believe we must continue...
This Day in History

...was beheaded. In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist. In 1968, during the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive began as Communist forces...
In Iraq, shooting attack at Fort Hood hits home unaware that part of his life will be shaped less by the impact of men such as Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., and more by men such as Osama bin Laden and Mohammed Omar. What Hasan is alleged to...
Challenged books of 2010 include some surprising titles Anthony Horowitz"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley"Stolen Children" by Peg KehretThe Koran"Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" by Joseph Lelveld"Vegan Virgin Valentine" by Carolyn Mackler"What's Happening...
Native leaders call for dumping opponents of subsistence

...the one tool that Alaska Natives have not learned to use effectively is the power of the purse.'' Hensley noted Mahatma Gandhi's salt boycott in India and the civil rights sit-ins in the South in the 1960s as examples of minorities using...
Choosing the click over the brick

Doesn't it seem a bit odd that Jeff Bezos has been named Person of the Year? Wasn't that title given to Mahatma Gandhi in 1930? To Dwight Eisenhower in 1944? To Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963? Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989? Now Time...
Lighten up, candidates

...Wit and imagination can play a part. After all, the funniest and also the most pointed comment on democracy was Mahatma Gandhi's, "I think it's a wonderful idea." And our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, was renowned (and, yes...


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