Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers (Updated)

By Michael McQuillan

In November 1969 I with classmates at the Bronx High School of Science chipped in for a rickety school bus so we could march against the Vietnam War in Washington. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Democracy Abroad, Hypocrisy At Home, Have We Learned Nothing From History?

By Michael McQuillan

Having spent $4.79 trillion for our “War on Terror” in the wake of the September 11th attacks through 2016 according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsContinue Reading →

Op-Ed: A John F. Kennedy Centennial Reflection

By Michael McQuillan

Should it surprise us that John Kennedy came late to civil rights? Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What Colin Kaepernick Protest Accomplished

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By Michael McQuillan

Police shootings, school segregation and inner city economic deprivation demand frank talk and hard work across the color line.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Democracy Depends On Exchanging Ideas. Do Leaders Listen?

robert-obama1By Michael McQuillan

“Answer your mail.”  Mentors taught this as the first rule of politics when I worked in the U.S. Senate for Missouri’s Stuart Symington in the Seventies.  Continue Reading →