Author Archives: cjlingle
Civic Tide is on hiatus! But there’s too much interesting civic action to keep quiet too long. We’ll be back ASAP. In the meantime, call your representatives! And keep meeting up, speaking out, and pushing back!
Citizen machinery in action. We know the risks; we see them firsthand every day, with much darker shadows on the road ahead. It makes sense to focus one’s energies on an achievable set of actions. This is one such effort, … Continue reading
Always read Dr. David Greenberg. At The American Prospect, David offers a tight, accurate snapshot of the Republican vituperation toward news media from its most paranoid poles, Nixon and Trump. The piece, like David’s books and writing generally, is very good … Continue reading
Seattle is putting it’s money where its democracy is: out in public. Too bad the president won’t do the same. http://komonews.com/news/local/protesters-rally-in-seattle-call-on-trump-to-release-tax-returns
Perhaps too rarely, advocates manage to link the climate conundrum with one of the most powerful civic narratives, patriotism (which, as we know, is intensely dangerous in the wrong hands—and it’s often in the wrong hands). When it works, it’s … Continue reading
The LA Times has launched a potent and incisive series examining the many severe limitations and burgeoning problems of the Trump administration. On on hand, one might be surprised that an organization—even a tough-minded editorial board in America’s second largest city—could make … Continue reading