I am afraid of the world that I live in because I have come to the realization that when I leave my home there is no guarantee that I will not be shot and killed by someone with a military grade weapon.
The United Kingdom is not the only country that has politicians who veer into nationalism, isolationism and fury. It appears xenophobia is becoming the new normal in world politics. From Europe to the United States, many politicians are acting the same way. Consider Germany.
Kansas leaders claim they think education is an important public service. But as the Kansas Supreme Court recently pointed out, their actions demonstrate the falsity of their claims. The court ruled that the makeshift funding plan approved earlier this year was unconstitutional because it would not provide equal opportunities for students in wealthy and economically challenged districts.
The summer driving season just kicked off with the lowest Memorial Day gas prices since 2005, and AAA says American drivers have saved more than $15 billion this year. It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.
This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came to Kansas City and put on a show for the news media, announcing new federal regulations that will essentially eliminate the regulated, short-term lending industry, greatly limiting millions of consumers’ access to a range of credit products — and put me out of business.
Books can change everybody’s lives. This statement might be pertinent for their authors, too. A novel, first published 73 years ago in Turkey, was not popular initially. But almost a decade ago, “Madonna in a Fur Coat” by Sabahattin Ali suddenly caught the public’s attention.
I don’t know who you are but I know you’re out there somewhere. I’ve always wondered whether your name was Daniel. I don’t know why. I just do. My whole life people have told me about how great their dads are, or what great memories they created with them, and I’ve always wondered. I’ve imagined memories we would make together if you were here.
Tragedy follows anti-gun mayors. Their arguments against law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment Rights recite an ideological mantra that if any law protecting law-abiding citizens’ constitutional rights is passed, then “their” cities will be awash in armed criminals and murdered victims — as if they aren’t already.
There have been a lot of conversations lately where friends or family tell me I’m overbearing, argumentative or explosive. In those moments, I breathe deeply and tell myself: Transgender existence is transgender resistance. I understand I can be difficult some days as a transgender woman who daily struggles with gender dysphoria.
A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of fear. Far-right movements are rising, nationalist parties are getting stronger and the refugee crisis is testing the European Union’s future. And in the United Kingdom, a campaign over whether to leave the European Union has turned into a xenophobic contest, of too much hatred aimed at Turkey.
Prince died on April 21 reportedly without a will, leaving his devastated fans to wonder what will happen to his $300 million estate. Even if your fortune is less “princely,” there are simple steps to ensure that your wealth and possessions go where you want them to.
When I tell someone I am from Turkey, they immediately ask me, “Hey, what is wrong with your country?” Almost 10 years ago Turkey was a dazzling country in the eyes of its allies. It also was the only secular Muslim government that had tried to engage with the European Union. But the same allies discern that Turkey is becoming ruled by one man instead of being a decent democracy.
The problem of children who cannot read at grade level is serious, and it is urgent, but we know what to do about it. Communities across the U.S. have formed coalitions to address this crisis. In Kansas City, Turn the Page KC is leading the charge.
We are witnessing the rising of isolationism all around the world. Isolationists like using refugees as a political matter. That’s why Britons were furious with Angelina Jolie. But she was speaking the sad truth.