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What Our November Elections Could Look Like

What Our November Elections Could Look Like

Voters in line in Union City, Georgia. Photo credit: All Voting Is Local / Twitter / cc More in-person voting sites in metro areas. Better information about where polls have been relocated. More public education about how to vote from home and what to do if an...

Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives

Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives

An Open Letter from Veterans to Recently Activated National Guard Troops Attention Members of the National Guard, We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what’s at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in...

How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans

How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans

When you tell people they won’t be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That’s what’s happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today. Removing those dual...

America’s Infrastructure Crisis

America’s Infrastructure Crisis

Rich Carmona spent decades upgrading his 1970s ranch home in Midland, Mich. He lovingly installed new flooring and doors and remodeled the bathrooms. After finishing the kitchen 18 months ago, he finally had the house the way he liked it. Then the 96-year-old...

Trump, Wear The Damn Mask

Trump, Wear The Damn Mask

Photo credit: Dylan Harukami, USAF / cc COVID-19 has killed 100,000 Americans so far and, due to his numerous lies and mistakes, Donald Trump is substantially to blame. Let us focus on one particular catastrophic mistake, discouraging Americans from using masks in...

Can Democracy Survive Bill Barr?

Can Democracy Survive Bill Barr?

Photo credit: DOJ, Wikimedia Commons / cc Trump’s first national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, had a phone call with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, just after President Obama had imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016...

New Mexico Shows How Public Ed Can Thrive After COVID-19

New Mexico Shows How Public Ed Can Thrive After COVID-19

Zia Middle School, Las Cruces, NM. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons / cc “I think we’re all going to be different after this,” Mary Parr-Sanchez told me in a phone call, “but I don’t know how.” Parr-Sanchez is the current president of NEA-New Mexico, the National...

We Are Far From Ready To Vote By Mail

We Are Far From Ready To Vote By Mail

Photo credit: DOD / cc More than 30 statewide elections are being held between now and August 18, previewing how unfamiliar or difficult absentee voting may be across America this fall. The next big test is June 2, when eight states and the District of Columbia hold...

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