On game day, 70,000 football fans pack Doak Campbell Stadium to watch Florida State roar to victory. I wait for the post-party quiet of the following morning to wander through campus with Maria, knowing that a return to this place could be risky.
Jennifer Morlok landed her dream job on the very campus where she earned two degrees. She was both a proud alumnae of the University of Oregon and a senior staff therapist and case manager at the university counseling center.
Hillary Clinton is calling for more allied planes, more airstrikes and a "broader target set" -- though no large-scale mobilization of U.S. ground troops -- to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Bernie Sanders has always had a take-me-or-leave-me approach to his status as a self-described democratic socialist. But he will head to Georgetown University Thursday to explain precisely what that label means and why his values fit squarely in the American political system.
Closing borders to refugees is a common knee-jerk reaction to terrorist attacks, so it is not surprising that recent events in Paris are raising new concerns that the surge of Syrian refugees into Europe may facilitate the entry of terrorists. Yet closing borders to those fleeing the same kind of attacks that have been perpetrated against civilians in Paris and Lebanon this past month not only feeds into ISIS' divisive agenda, but suggests a misunderstanding of the refugee crisis.