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Richard Schiffman is the author of two spiritual biographies and is a poet based in New York City, as well as a freelance journalist. His passions are his love of nature, studying the world's great mystical traditions and activist writing and journalism such as appears in his posts on OpEd News. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post and leading literary journals worldwide. His radio stories have been heard on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and many other public radio shows. His "Spiritual Poetry Portal" can be found at http://multiplex.isdna.org/poetry.htm.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) An article about the five stages on love's journey, according to Indian philosophy.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

BP Gets a "Get Out of Jail Free Card" From the Obama Administration Describes the lifting of the ban on BP doing business with the government.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Congressman Quotes Jesus in Bid to Gut Food Stamps GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher is on a mission from God. He wants to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, for 47 million of our poorest citizens. He supports a rider on the farm bill that would effectively eliminate 2 million people from the program

Thursday, March 14, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

America Still Hasn't Learned the Lessons of Fukushima Describes the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Bad News On The Keystone Pipeline Describes the latest developments on the Keystone pipeline.

Thursday, January 17, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Is Religion Giving Morality a Bad Name? A discussion of religion's sexual obsession.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Environment Loses a Champion in Lisa Jackson Describes the tenure of Lisa Jackson at the EPA.

Saturday, December 22, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Rush Limbaugh's War on Christmas Compares the teaching of Jesus with the words of Rush Limbaugh.

Monday, December 17, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

My Pre-Christmas Interview With God Satire for the holidays!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Do All Religions Teach the Same Truth? Describes Swami Vivekananda's ideas about the Oneness of religion.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How BP's historic Deepwater Horizon fine will be paid by the US military Discusses whether the settlement with the US Justice Department was adequate.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama's Mandate to Tackle Climate Change Describes the impact of the election and Hurricane Sandy on the possibility of climate-change action in the second Obama administration.

Monday, November 5, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama and Romney differ on energy policy, but less than you might think Describes the energy policy of the two candidates.

Friday, November 2, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Are Nuclear Plants Safe in Hurricanes? Incident During Sandy Suggests They May Not Be Describes the dangers to nuclear power plants from natural disastewrs, and the failure of US nuclear regulators.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Meditation Creates a Little Breathing Space for San Francisco Students Describes a film on meditation in a San Francisco Middle School.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will the Real Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Please Stand Up Describes the inadequate campaigns run by both candidates.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The 2012 election's only bipartisan consensus: not to talk about climate change Describes the lack of discussion of climate change during the current presidential race.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Sufis Under Attack Describes violence toward and oppression of the Sufis throughout the Middle East.

Monday, September 24, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Who Would God Vote For? A Yom Kippur meditation.

Friday, July 6, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Why Are We Playing Russian Roulette With the Sun? Describes the dangers of solar flares for the electrical grid.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Unsafe to Eat: A New Report Highlights the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods Describes a study on the dangers of GM foods.

Friday, June 22, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Who is Bankrolling the Jihad Against Climate Change Science? Describes the funders of the campaign against climate change science.

Friday, June 22, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Most Anti-Environment Congress in History: Here's the Record Describes a report on the environmental record of the 112th Congress.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

North Carolina Legislature Prepares to Ban Sea From Rising! Describes a bill before the Carolina legislature to suppress information about rising ocean levels.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States Recent statistics on gun violence.

Friday, May 25, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

When Reporters Were Attacked in Chicago, the Rights of All of Us Were Violated The article discusses the attack on the press covering the recent protests in Chacago.

Monday, May 14, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Why Our Children Should Be Taught to Meditate in School Describes the benefits of teaching children to meditate.

Saturday, May 5, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Heartland Institute Self Destructs Describes a billboard campaign of the Heartland Institute,

Friday, May 4, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics) Describes the acquisition by Monsanto of "Beeologics," a company dedicated to improving the health of honeybees.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Guess What Drugs and Illegal Substances Are Showing Up in Chicken? On the antibiotics and drugs used to produce chicken on factory farms.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Do the Wealthy Lie, Cheat and Steal More Than the Rest of Us? Describes a study by the UC Berkeley on the behavior of people in different income groups.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Linguist Compares Political Hate Talk to Nazi Propaganda Right wing hate talk picks up some tips from Joseph Goebbels. Rather than using their election year soap box to reason and persuade, candidates now routinely play to the fears and the prejudices of the crowd. They employ fighting words designed to tap into people's hidden wells of rage.

Sunday, April 8, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Radical Camera, a History in Images of New York's Photo League The review of a photography show of the work of the Photo League.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Let's Teach About Religions to Lessen Conflict Why we should teach about religions in school.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Rick Berman's Jihad Against the Humane Society The corporate effort to take down the Humane Society by lobbyist Rick Berman.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance How the mass media covers war.

Friday, March 16, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Republicans Fight Obama's Planned Nuclear Cuts Explores the plan of the Obama administration to cut the nuclear stockpile.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

What the Insurance Industry Already Knows About Climate Change How the insurance industry is preparaing for climate change.

Friday, February 24, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Goofiest Things That Rick Santorum Has Said So Far... Rick Santorum puts his foot in his mouth.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America's Heartland Describes a new program that would double pesticide use in the US.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Republicans to the Hungry: "Let Them Eat the Safety Net" A look at the hidden problem of childhood hunger in America.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Is America the Greatest Land on Earth? For untold millions around the globe, the U.S. is feared, but not admired and respected, still less loved as we once almost universally were. It isn't our words and intentions, but our failure to act on them that disappoints our erstwhile friends around the world.

Sunday, January 22, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How Spiritual Practices Help us to Live With Less Stress Why people who pray and meditate are healthier than those who don't.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Joys of Blogging The happiness of finding your voice in the world.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Since the Candidates Are Acting Like Children, Let's Treat Them That Way How to apply child psychology to the Republican presidential contenders.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The World's Deadliest Profession: Coal Miners Pay in Blood for China's Economic Miracle The dangers of mining coal in China.

Monday, January 2, 2012 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will the World End in 2012? This articles reviews the prophecies about 2012.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The EPA Gets It Right, But Watch Out for the Republicans New tougher clean air standards threatened by the GOP war on the environment.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Occupy the Mainstream Media: Why the Movement's Next Target Should Be the Press How the mainstream media is embedded in the power structure that it reports on.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Jesus Redefines the Word "Liberal" A look at the politics of Jesus.

Friday, December 9, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

An Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Why not plant a Christmas tree this year?

Thursday, November 24, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Truth About Thanksgiving: What They Never Taught You in School Occupy Plymouth Rock: Marxist Pilgrims, Intercultural Love Fests, Turkeys and Other Thanksgiving Myths.