Monthly Archives: July 2016
Mark Sumner at Daily Kos: Rebranding public education to make it more hateable: “Public schools are an idea older than America, and it was immediately understood that for any democracy to flourish, public education was a prerequisite. But in Kansas, … Continue reading
The message coming from black activists, leaders, and commentators is explicit: For people of color, America is a police state. For those of us who don’t perceive that on a day-to-day basis, it’s time to listen, and to follow the … Continue reading
There will many precarious consequences emanating from the Dallas attack tonight. News media are already hyping the need for increased militarism among police, and the “unfortunate” necessity that protest is going to be much more dangerous, that it will “change … Continue reading
Democracy Rock Star Dahlia Lithwick at Slate delivers the goods on Justice Sotomayor’s urgent messaging embedded in recent SCOTUS rulings: “We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are ‘isolated.’ They are the canaries … Continue reading
Liberty and independence are beautiful ideas, worth celebrating and defending; we do them justice only by authentically extending them to others, especially those whose land and labor made this long political experiment possible.