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The new, young, and hopefully-more-effective face of American gun reform

Quite a bit has happened over the past few days, since we first learned of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. While it doesn’t look as though the 19 year old killer had connections to a white nationalist hate group, as was first reported, it […]

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Trump, from the comfort of his New Jersey golf club, calls out the men and women of Puerto Rico for being lazy and ungrateful as they fight for their lives

Yesterday, a full 10 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, the Mayor of San Juan, unsatisfied by the response of the United States government to the crisis being faced by her constituents, made the decision to go on the offensive. Calling out the “inefficiency” and “bureaucracy” that was preventing […]

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OK, so now what? How do we keep up the momentum from Saturday’s marches?

Last night, on the radio, I talked with a number of local women who had headed off to D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. At the most basic level, I just wanted to record their thoughts and experiences, having just participated in the biggest post-inauguration protest in American history. I wanted to […]

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Hoodies on Michigan Avenue

From my perspective, things went extremely well this evening, with dozens and dozens of neighbors in hoodies congregating along Michigan Avenue, and what seemed like hundreds of people in cars honking their horns in enthusiastic support. I suspect, judging from the reporters that were on hand, that you’ll read all about it tomorrow in the […]

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Wisconsin’s public employee unions fight back

We may not be at Egyptian levels yet, but the protests in Wisconsin are growing in the wake of Governor Scott Walker’s demand that public employees no longer be allowed to negotiate their employment contracts collectively. Here’s footage of thousands of people taking over Wisconsin’s State Capitol building today. One just hopes that Walker wasn’t […]

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