COMMON DREAMS-When the Palestinian Olympic delegation of five athletes -- adorned in traditional Palestinian attire and carrying the Palestinian flag -- crossed into the Tokyo's Olympic Stadium during the inauguration ceremony on July 23, I was overcome with pride and nostalgia.
WILDFIRE POLITICS-Northern California is on fire. Indeed, the entire U.S. West is suffering from a serve drought.
This summer, it seemed as if we Americans couldn’t wait to return to our traditional July 4th festivities.
The British social hierarchy of the Middle Ages and beyond was divided into “three estates of the realm”:the king, the clergy, and the commoners.
VOICES - With an ugly, abject lack of empathy constituting what now feels like another deadly epidemic - of not illness but ill will -
COMMENTARY - The press is predictably singing the praises of Simone Biles, Olympic women’s gymnastics team captain, for her shocking withdrawal from competition.