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Without borders, what does Memorial Day mean? (A Ukraine reflection.)

By Roy Beck

When we look at all those Ukrainians who are dying in their battles against the Russian invasion, do we see people making the ultimate sacrifice for some global ideal? Or for world peace? Or for global humanity? Or keeping international markets open? No, I’m pretty sure we are watching a people risking their lives in … Continued

Are we a “postmodern charity-state” or a nation state?

By Jeremy Beck

As Lisa Venus covers in her blog about President Biden’s pledge to resettle 100,000 Ukrainian refugees in the United States, our famous “gumballs” video demonstrates that our immigration policy is not, and can never be, a solution for the millions of displaced people around the world, or for the billions of people living in poverty. … Continued