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The days of having a college diploma guarantee a good job have long been over. More and more, college graduates are not only seeing employers shrug their shoulders at diplomas, but also the job … more
Progress toward racial equality in the United States is real – and possible – if we look, for instance, at changes in racial attitudes across time.However, a rigid belief that progress … more
"Nothing changed after moviegoers were slaughtered in Aurora. Nothing changed after children were massacred in Newtown, after worshipers were killed inside a church in Charleston, after office … more
Prom season is upon us. It’s wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of young people as they pose for photos in their front yards, dressed up in their finest duds. I hate to admit … more
On April 18, a federal court judge ended the federal transportation face mask mandate, deeming it an overstep of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority. Almost immediately, airlines … more
The leaked Supreme Court opinion by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., which would overturn Roe v. Wade, marks a devastating setback for reproductive justice in the United States. It also highlights how … more
Perhaps with the unrelenting volume from one screaming news cycle after the next, you failed to note this week that after an extensive, exhaustive, meticulously deliberate investigation, the Jan. 6 … more
Abortion-rights’ supporters’ sky-is-falling hysteria is contributing mightily to the misapprehension that the leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would oveturn Roe v. Wade means abortion … more
In the hours after the bombshell leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion toppling Roe v. Wade, I awaited the torrent of Republican-authored press releases vowing to provide every … more
What’s behind the manipulated and blatantly partisan U.S. Supreme Court bid to overturn a critical landmark decision that allowed women in this country the right to make the most important … more
With six months to go until the 2022 midterm elections, the economic indicators continue to deteriorate for Democrats. While unemployment remains low and the economy continues to grow (except for a … more
One federal district court judge should not be able to halt a federal government policy for the entire country. Yet that is exactly what happened when Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, in Tampa, … more
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has triggered widespread criticism. Many people are panicked about the direction Musk will take the social platform. There’s a reason for alarm, but focusing solely … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken another turn with new variants BA.2 and BA.2.12.1, which are apparently more contagious but less severe than their predecessors, causing a new mini-wave of infections … more
Here we go again. While the planet sizzles and Russia invades Eastern Europe, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim hundreds of lives every day and millions of Americans search in vain for a … more
No election in the United States is as important as our elections for president. Yet if the last two cycles have told us anything, it’s that how we nominate presidents is broken and deeply … more
2022 is an election year, a chance for Texas voters to tell the people who represent them what the state needs and what it doesn’t need, to bear down on the biggest problems we face together … more
More years ago than I really care to count, the children’s librarian in my little town in rural northwestern Connecticut, apparently tired of my endlessly renewing the same book over and over … more
John Kennedy set out to put humans on the moon. Lyndon Johnson wanted a Great Society. Ronald Reagan dared the Soviets to tear down the Berlin Wall. They went big and made it happen, ignoring the … more
Everywhere you look, people seem to be losing rights. Texas’ Senate Bill 8, which its legislators passed last year, was perhaps the most shocking example of this anti-rights wave. It’s one of the … more
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