The United States needs to lead the way toward peace with North Korea by lowering hostility and taking small steps toward normalizing the relationship, according...
I try to write about the intersections of everyday life and big issues. I like to invite readers to think a little differently. The topics I choose represent the things in which I take an interest, and I try to deal with them the way most folks would, sometimes seriously, sometimes with a sense of humor.
A new book traces Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against racism and economic exploitation as a framework for dealing with contemporary challenges in that unfinished...
As in King’s time, civil-rights progress still requires fighting lies and promoting truth | Jerry Large
It is still very necessary to speak truth to move society toward greater justice. We haven’t reached MLK’s mountain top. But we’re getting there.
'Taming Bigfoot': Fighting global warming sparks community competitions across Washington | Jerry Large
A scientist creates a competition to encourage a grass-roots battle against global warming through individual lifestyle choices.
Last year, while passionate people dedicated to space travel solved technical challenges using data and science, America left many earthbound problems unaddressed because the political...
The best holiday behaviors are scientifically proven to make people feel better. Here’s to that kind of health and happiness next year.
Deadly Amtrak crash and sharp tax cuts suggest Americans’ lack of respect for common good | Jerry Large
This week’s train crash near Olympia and Congress’ approval of a massive tax overhaul are symptoms of various human failings, including an erosion of concern...
While the public is seeing a tsunami of sex-abuse allegations, let’s push gender equality | Jerry Large
Greater gender equality can erode the power that enables male abuse of women. Push that agenda now, while the public is paying attention.
If Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama shows us anything, it’s that we desperately need change | Jerry Large
That Senate race has revealed important racial and gender fault lines in this country. Maybe some day we’ll reach a level of equality and humanity...
Using lessons learned in other countries, a local project, Global to Local, continues its search for the best ways to improve health through improving communities.