Category Archives: Social Organizations

NRA, Trump love Guns & Hate like Pimps love Women

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By Andrea Morisette Grazzini Updated: June 12, 2016 Related: Leave No Child Dead Dick Metcalf inadvertently turned in his gun-prostitute card when he penned a reasoned view on the gun debate. It left the weapons lords and their traffickers pissed. And left Metcalf out of a job. So […]

Make Like a Tree, Everyone: Constructivist Success

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Related article at Forbes. ©2012  Andrea Morisette Grazzini As it turns out, thriving social systems act a lot like healthy trees. Both “ends” of a tree—like human social systems—serve complementary roles as both “vessels” that contain growth producing materials, and “venues” or places where more […]

Home of the Hateful: How our Leaders are Us

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One group of police chaplains was shocked into silence by disturbing photos depicting a full-sized image of Hillary Clinton decimated by bullet holes.
Posed by the presidential candidate’s gutted likeness was a 40-something white man.

Suburbanites Led by Muslim Woman

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Portions of this essay were published in The New York Times. In response to Nick Kristof’s column Heroic, Female and Muslim http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/opinion/16kristof.html profiling Dr. Hawa Abdi, a woman taking a stand for and with other women and girls against Islamic extremists. I’ve seen her model of hero in middle-class America, too. Perhaps, you’ll recognize the type, too —

How to Prove Democracy Is Possible

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  Reprinted from Imagine a New Kind of  Movement Toward to Truly Mature Democracy in MinnPost. The universal sense of cross-partisan anxiety lingering after the recent mid-term elections seems ironic.  Voting served as much a referendum on the increasingly evident dialectic between voter apathy and […]