A Solution for the Trump Election Freakout

Melanie SturmAmerican Politics

Think again blog

You wouldn’t know it from the stock market’s record-breaking tear since Hillary Clinton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but the mood among Trump-averse Americans remains bleak. Blinkered with rage and disbelief because Clinton … Read More

Reflections of an Anti-Trump GOP Delegate

Melanie SturmAmerican Politics

It’s been a rough last few months, and I’m not just referring to the alarming presidential contest between the two most egomaniacal, morally-compromised and disliked candidates in electoral history.  Perhaps it’s divine intervention that I’ve … Read More

Kindergarchy and Our Clash of Civilizations

Melanie SturmEducation

With the civilized world reeling from the Islamic State’s “no-lives-matter” terrorism, it’s worth recalling how General George Patton inspired college-age G.I.’s to vacate their safe spaces for D-Day’s virtual suicide mission. Rallying them to Think … Read More

How Do You Measure A Life?

Melanie SturmMeaning of Life

Thank God for dirty jokes, especially the two my mom insisted I tell anyone willing to listen as I motored her through a storm of diagnosis and decision-making last month. Distracting us from the stress … Read More

Search For Truth Amid the Propaganda

Melanie SturmAmerican Values

At a recent 11,000-strong Netroots Nation conference, irate activists booed off the stage presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for proclaiming “black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.” That O’Malley was jeered for his echo … Read More

Are Americans Still in Charge of Our Lives

Melanie SturmAmerican Values

Amid unending political horserace punditry – who’s up, who’s down in the wake of Supreme Court rulings, Congress’ Trade Promotion votes, Iranian nuclear negotiations, and the racist Charleston massacre – let’s Think Again about the … Read More

Graduation Advice For Troubled Times

Melanie SturmEducation

It’s not a Mad Max world into which students are graduating, but it’s a Mad, Mad one, fraught with genocidal fanaticism, proliferating scandals, and morally deficient leadership. As terrorists claimed swaths of Iraq and Syria … Read More