Lewis Diuguid

Lewis Diuguid

Violence hurts image of America abroad

Gun violence is a recurring part of America. But a tour group of 23 on an education trip to Cuba this month got to see how common occurrences in the United States roil the international sensibilities of others to whom shooting deaths are totally foreign.

Lewis Diuguid

Healing must follow talks on race

Over the years I have attended many discussions on race relations in Kansas City and across the U.S. It’s why the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s start this year of a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative is so important.

Lewis Diuguid

Snowden criticizes Russia for ‘Big Brother law’ Huh?

It’s hard to imagine that anyone who’d run to a landfill to seek refuge, would then complain mightily about the horrible smell of the rotting garbage. Yet that’s what Edward Snowden is doing. Snowden, a 33-year-old, computer professional and former National Security Agency contractor, left his home in Hawaii and eventually fled in Russia in 2013 after leaking an overwhelming amount of classified U.S. data on America’s global surveillance efforts.

Lewis Diuguid

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a few important facts about this great nation

A key lesson drummed into the heads of schoolchildren from kindergarten through college is the significance of the Declaration of Independence and why the United States goes all out to celebrate on the Fourth of July. It’s more than just the opportunity to go shopping to take advantage of July 4 sales, see parades, party with friends and blow something up. Monday marks the 240th birthday of this wonderful nation conceived in hard times against British rule yet filled with incredible amounts of hope and promise.

Videos

Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

Kansas City Star Editorial Board member Lewis Diuguid talks about his correspondence with "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, who died Feb. 19 in Monroeville, Ala., at age 89.
Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee 1:49

Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate' 4:56

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate'

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​ 3:31

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​

Joe Biden: Donald Trump is full of malarkey 3:24

Joe Biden: Donald Trump is full of malarkey