Politics

Letter to Senator Krysten Sinema

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Dear Senator Kyrsten Sinema, I am very disheartened to see that you have been unwilling — thus far — to do all that is necessary to pass voting rights legislation. The ‘Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act’ represents our best, immediate hope to affirm and protect electoral democracy in America. For those of us

American Evolution

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America means many things to many people. It can elicit hope, and pride, and pain. It represents what it seeks to accomplish, and it embodies the true impact of its actions. It is a nation atop a vast countryside, formed around grand concepts, and continuously built anew over a checkered past. In a place so

Saving the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

With the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions of Barrett’s qualifications have been dramatically overshadowed by the impact this nomination will have on both the court and the health of our institutions. It is clear — barring an incredible event — that this nomination will be successful, but the

Politics is for Power

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Politics is for Power lays out an underlying sickness with how many of us engage in politics, while also sharing examples of how to move forward in a meaningful way. If you feel frustrated or angry about our current political situation, we recommend this quick read. It provides numerous strategies, ideas, and organizing principles for

Myths of the finite pie

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There is no conservative America and liberal America. This is just a concept perpetuated by political parties to scare people into action. It’s peddled by candidates trying to secure votes and by pundits profiting from conflict. We certainly have our differences and that makes for convenient ammunition as we fight over shares of the pie.