By Richard J. Rosendall | Feb 27
February 5 would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday. Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on February 16. There are too many other cases like theirs, and they are not restricted to Florida. To be young and black in America is to be the target of an astonishing degree of savage, unearned hostility.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Feb 12
We laugh to avoid screaming. Or maybe we try therapeutic tweeting.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Jan 29
Actress Goldie Hawn had no idea what she was wading into last week when she tweeted from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "Met the wonderful President of Nigeria," and posted a photo of herself with Goodluck Jonathan. She quickly learned that Jonathan recently signed a harsh anti-gay law that set off a wave of arrests. She deleted her tweet, expressed horror, and apologized.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Jan 16
The popular inability to distinguish fantasy from reality is not a new phenomenon.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Dec 26
2013 was a big year for the LGBT community, with six states (Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) joining the marriage equality ranks; landmark marriage rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court; the Social Security Administration making it easier for transgender people to obtain Social Security cards reflecting their true gender identity; strong moves in sports and the arts; and Presidential Medals of Freedom awarded posthumously to Bayard Rustin and Dr. Sally Ride.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Dec 19
The religious right is fighting to turn America's religious freedom from a shield into a sword against public policies and groups they dislike. Posing as victims, they demand a religious trump card that would nullify civil rights protections and allow the redlining of public commerce and healthcare along lines of gender, class, and sexual orientation.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Dec 5
I wanted to speak to Pope Francis last week when I encountered the phrase "openness to the transcendent" in his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).
By Richard J. Rosendall | Nov 21
The holidays are approaching, but events are making it hard to get in the festive spirit.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Nov 6
In political advocacy, as in statecraft, purity is a luxury an effective practitioner cannot afford.
By Richard J. Rosendall | Oct 24
If a full moon makes people crazy, whatâ€™s their excuse the rest of the month?