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Author Archive for: Robert Koehler
About Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist, fiction writer and poet whose essays and columns have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and on public radio and the Internet. Robert Koehler has won numerous writing and journalism awards over a 30-year career, at the national, state and local levels. He is currently a regular contributor to such high-profile Web sites as the Huffington Post, Common Dreams, OpEd News and TruthOut; and is a sought-after speaker on such topics as election fraud and the nature of peace. Eschewing political labels, he considers himself a "peace journalist."
Entries by Robert Koehler
How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically half the electorate, felt compelled…
“The mass shootings will continue. But we do have a choice: We can face it squarely and look beyond it, toward love, toward forgiveness, toward an understanding of our presumed enemies. When we do so, the hard part begins. We also start understanding ourselves.” – Robert Koehler
The media outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s death is appropriate. The lack of outrage over war reflects a culture that has bought the lie of war from a media that normalizes violence. Robert Koehler asks, “Why do only some lives matter?”
An alarm malfunctions with a mechanical certainty that insists on a course of action, even though it’s wrong. Robert Koehler finds a metaphor in this for fears that keep us locked in wars and distrust of each other as he encounters a homeless woman.
In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, as white male privilege reclaims its desperate grip on our future, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report comes out, informing…
Remembering when Harold Carswell was denied a seat on the Supreme Court for his views on white supremacy, Robert Koehler considers that our nation is undergoing a parallel shift in consciousness as Brett Kavanaugh’s misogyny and dehumanization haunt his nomination.
As allegations of sexual assault mount against Brett Kavanaugh, more women are finding the courage to talk about rape and sexual harassment. Robert Koehler is inspired by this long-overdue cultural shift from misogyny to empowerment.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh is delaying his confirmation hearing. In a culture of male domination, a woman’s assertion of her own dignity is beginning to be of consequence. About time, Robert Koehler affirms.
Voter fraud is virtually non-existent. But elections are stolen by widescale, racist voter purges courtesy of Crosscheck. Robert Koehler examines this threat to our democracy.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.