Robert C. Koehler

Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. His new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound is now available. Contact him at koehlercw@gmail.com or visit his website at commonwonders.com.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:23am
'Make It Hurt': On the Small-Mindedness of Foreign Policy
“After Russia invaded Crimea, a senior American official vowed to ‘make it hurt.’ More than two weeks later, Moscow has given no sign that it feels any pain, and the challenge for President Obama is whether he is willing or able to inflict enough to change the Kremlin’s calculus.”
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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:29am
Poster City of Abandonment
White flight, corporate flight . . .
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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:48am
Walk Softly. This Is Earth. We Have Much Still to Learn.
“When you go to dig your fields, or make a pot from clay, you are disturbing the balance of things. When you walk, you are moving the air, breathing it in and out. Therefore you must make payments.”
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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:52am
Asphyxiating Education
“The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.” This is how we talk about learning, growth and the human future?
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:05am
Beyond Our Broken Dreams
Every night gunshots lullaby me to sleep In ruins of abandoned buildings the broken glass is where we bottle up all our broken dreams. . . .
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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:51am
Bereft of Democracy
(Chris) Christie is the caricature of a Third World despot,” writes Chris Hedges of the reeling New Jersey governor.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7:00am
Cosmetic Surgery in Iraq Destroyed by US
“In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008.” And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is the Washington Post editorial page, which...
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:24am
The Code of Shame
“I’m dying to know what it’s like to love somebody — to know what it feels like to be wanted.” — Art Corneau
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:53am
Nuclear Disarmament: Beyond Iran
Iran! So long our enemy-in-waiting, just asking for it, y’know?
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Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 7:50am
Trivializing Peace
What goes around comes around . . . and around, and around.
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