CARLA SEAQUIST
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Carla's Huffington Post Essay Archives

2017

"A Historic Reckoning on Sexual Harassment: In Low Times, A Good Sign"
11/13/2017

"How to Deter Sexual Predators Like Harvey Weinstein? Career Ruination and 'Good Guys' Speaking Up"
10/18/2017

"The Conscientious 'Peacenik': An Underrepresented Voice in 'The Vietnam War'"
10/02/2017

"Books for Our Times: The Retreat of Western Liberalism, by Edward Luce"
09/25/2017

"A 'Breaking Bad' Culture Got Its President"
08/28/2017

"Love, Recommitment, and 'Dover Beach'" [Letter to my husband on our 40th wedding anniversary]
07/24/2017

"Donald Trump, Defender of Western Civilization? Not!"
07/17/2017

"Not Merely 'Anti-Trump,' the Resistance Seeks to Re-normalize America"
06/28/2017

"Julius Caesar with Trump Assassinated: Not Helpful to Anti-Trump Resistance"
06/22/2017

"Plays for Our Times: Oslo, by J.T. Rogers"
05/31/2017

"France Votes for Rationality Over Fear"
05/11/2017

"The (Rich) Dog Not Barking: 'No More Tax Cuts For Me, Thanks, I'm Good'"
04/17/2017

"Mourning a Friend Who Saved My Life"
03/28/2017

"For Effective Resistance, Keep it Nonviolent, Respectful, and Clean"
03/21/2017

"There's a Whole Lot of Anti-Trump Resistance Going On"
02/22/2017

"Barack Obama, President of Character and Integrity"
01/26/2017

"How to Fight the Forthcoming Ethics Scandals? Make a Phone Call."
01/17/2017

2016

"Classic Films of Human Drama: Rx for Our Fraught Times"
12/12/2016

"Why My Young Nephew Resolves to Become More Political"
11/30/2016

"The 'Normalization' of Donald J. Trump? Not!"
11/18/2016

"Trump Is Not the Solution to Your Anger"
11/08/2016

"Hillary Clinton Polled 'World's Most Admired Woman' a Record 20 Times: Why the Hatred Now?"
11/04/2016

"For a New Day, Give Hillary and the Democrats a Massive Mandate"
11/01/2016

"Atoning for Slavery: An Institution Grapples With Its Original Business Model"
10/20/2016

"Hillary Clinton's Vow to the 99%: 'Our Economy Should Work for Everybody, Not Just Those at the Top'"
10/19/2016

"Hillary the Lion-Hearted Does Battle with the Trumpasaurus"
10/04/2016

"Books for Our Times: It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis (a Novel)"
10/01/2016

"Clinton's 'Deplorables' Gaffe Lets Trump Seize the High Ground"
[N.B.: In the printed text, editor inexplicably changed "Lets" in title to "Let's." CS]
09/20/2016

"'Make Government Work Better': What Every Democratic Politician Should Promise in This Election"
08/25/2016

"If Republicans Repudiate Donald Trump on Moral Grounds, They Could Truly Reform Their Party"
08/04/2016

"Bernie Sanders, Moral Hero"
07/28/2016

"Books for Our Times: Listen, Liberal, by Thomas Frank"
07/25/2016

"Support the Police and Address Police Violence: The True 'Law and Order'"
07/20/2016

"Beware the Disrupter with No Follow-Up Plan (A Post-Brexit Lesson)"
07/08/2016

"Elizabeth Warren for Secretary of the Treasury"
06/29/2016

"Making History, Our First Woman Presidential Nominee 'Remembers the Ladies'"
06/13/2016

"London Rejects Fear and Elects Its First Muslim Mayor"
05/19/2016

"Classic Political Films for This Historic Presidential Campaign"
05/09/2016

"Is American Capitalism Becoming More Human?"
04/14/2016

"Pop Culture Captures Campaign Politics"
04/04/2016

"Trump's Crudeness: A Crude American Culture is Shocked, Shocked"
03/09/2016

"The Anger Election of 2016: How Will We Handle Our Anger?"
02/15/2016

"Whatever Happened to the Famous American Ability to Say 'Nuts' to Charlatans, Crazies, and Fear-Mongers?"
01/14/2016

2015

"Refugees Are Not The Problem, My Fellow Americans. Fear Is."
12/02/2015

"Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part I"
11/10/2015

"Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part II"
11/12/2015

"Corporate 'Talent' Must Imagine Worst-Case Scenario, i.e., Ruination: VW, GM, Peanut Corporation"
10/27/2015

"The Speech Hillary Clinton Should Give to the 1 Percent on Capitalism and Income Inequality"
09/21/2015

"Atticus Finch as Racist Bigot: 'More Human'?"
08/31/2015

"To Ensure No Harm, Shouldn't a Psychologist Be in the Interrogation Room?: The APA Ban on Torture"
08/13/2015

"Books for Our Times: Winner-Take-All Politics, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
07/30/2015

"Post-Charleston, Ferguson, Newtown: How 'Advanced' Is America?"
06/30/2015

"Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert"
05/28/2015

"Fifty Shades of Shame: Playing at Torture"
04/22/2015

"Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?"
03/25/2015

"Free Speech vs. Responsible Speech: We Need to Talk---Again"
02/03/2015

2014

"Torture Report: America Conducts a Moral Reckoning. Next, Moral Repair?"
12/22/2014

"Madam Secretary: A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington"
11/19/2014

"Democrats Are 'Disgusted' with Politics? Boo Hoo"
10/28/2014

"A Critic, a Play, and Do-It-Yourself Abortion"
09/25/2014

"Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November"
08/21/2014

"Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)"
07/17/2014

"America Can Still Lead the World---With Coalitions Abroad and by Getting Our Own House in Order"
05/26/2014

"Behemoth in a Bathrobe: A Dialogue"
05/12/2014

"Distinguishing between Can and Should: What a Superpower Should Be Able to Do"
04/28/2014

"Why Pres. Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes---and Still Can (By Other Means)"
03/27/2014

"Dear Boeing: Next Time, Try Benevolence"
02/05/2014

"Memo to Robert Gates: Duty, Sir, Lies in Getting a War's Premise Right"
01/14/2014

2013

"The Power of Moral Action: Nelson Mandela and Pope Francis"
12/19/2013

"Book Review: The Italian-American Experience---Another Immigration Story"
12/11/2013

"Dear Banks: 'Giving Back' in Philanthropy is Fine, But Also Give Us Back a Financial System We Can Trust"
11/04/2013

"Hatred: The Republicans' Core Problem"
10/14/2013

"Books for Our Times: This Town, by Mark Lebovich"
10/01/2013

"Obama's Principled 'Red Line' on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)"
09/20/2013

"Books for Our Times: Capital, by John Lanchester (a Novel)
08/19/2013

"Books for Our Times: Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson"
07/23/2013

"Books for Our Times: The Unwinding, by George Packer"
06/27/2013

"Get Thee to Geneva, Mr. Obama, Your Drone Strikes Make Targets of Us All"
05/29/2013

"Memo to Mr. Scorsese: Women are Heroes, Too"
04/25/2013

"Society Instructs Hollywood on 'Moral Ambiguity' of Torture: Or, What the Zero Dark Thirty Controversy Means"
03/21/2013

"Matthew Crawley of Downton Abbey: Moral Hero"
02/21/2013

"The Children Are Watching Us"
02/12/2013

2012

"My Republican Mother Says Yes to Gun Control"
12/21/2012

"Notes on London Theater"
12/14/2012

"The Tragedy of Mitt Romney"
11/20/2012

"This Time, Democrats Need to Keep Control of the Narrative"
11/14/2012

"Crib-Sheet for the Undecided Voter"
10/31/2012

"Exceptional Nations Don't Need to Bluster"
10/26/2012

"Beware Theater in Politics"
10/09/2012

"The Republicans' No-Apology Tour"
09/26/2012

"Finally, the Democrats Learn How to Fight"
09/04/2012

"Needed: Eliot Ness, Bank Regulator"
07/24/2012

"A Great Speech About Why America Isn't Great Anymore (But Can Be Again)"
07/10/2012

"In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility"
06/27/2012

"Not All of Us Were Mad Men"
06/15/2012

"Let's Just Say It: As Opposition, the Republicans Are Not Loyal"
06/05/2012

"A Mother and Daughter Reconcile---Finally: A Personal Story"
05/07/2012

"Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Poet: An Appreciation"
04/23/2012

"A War's Premise Must Justify the Troops' Suffering"
03/28/2012

"Humor: There's Funny---and There's Symptom of Decline"
03/01/2012

"Why Can't Art Be Instructive?"
01/15/2012

2011

"What Next, Occupy? Revise Gordon Gekko"
12/23/2011

"Wall Street: Brush Up Your Melville"
11/23/2011

"Lost Airmen of Buchenwald: Lost Tale, Finally Told"
11/04/2011

"My Republican Mother Gives the Thumbs-Up to Occupy Wall Street"
11/01/2011

"Critics and Other Cultural Gatekeepers: Mind the Gate!"
08/26/2011

"Fat Cat Pledge: 'I Will Pay Higher Taxes'"
08/08/2011

"Self-Criticism: A New Habit of Mind"
07/26/2011

"Republicans on Torture, Post-Osama bin Laden: Defending Against Prosecution?"
05/10/2011

"Fall of Spider-Man Director is Not 'Stuff of Greek Drama'"
03/15/2011

"The Dignity Revolutions of Tunisia, Egypt---and America?"
02/10/2011

"Sputnik II: Relearn the Love of Learning---Now"
01/07/2011

2010

"For Wall Street: A Loyalty Oath---to Main Street"
11/30/2010

"Define 'Change'---or It's Perpetual Pendulum for America"
11/12/2010

"Is This a Culture That Wants to Save Itself?"
10/26/2010

"How Democrats Can Harness the Public Anger (and Madness) for November"
09/07/2010

"A Mosque at Ground Zero: Desperately Seeking George Washington's Wisdom"
08/17/2010

"Where is the Vatican's Outrage Over Child Molestation?"
07/27/2010

"World Cup Final: Finally, the Good Guys Win"
07/15/2010

"A Trek Through Cancer"
06/28/2010

"'Government Take-Over' of Healthcare? We Already Have a Corporate Take-Over"
04/26/2010

"Wall Street Paints a Target on Main Street's Back"
03/17/2010

"Deep Breath, Democrats, Change Takes Time and Work"
03/22/2010

2009

"Good Wars, Bad Wars, and Afghanistan"
11/19/2009

"Recovery Without a Reckoning"
11/19/2009




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