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Democracy on the Ballot 

Nov 7, 2022
If the Republicans take back either the House or Senate tomorrow, the stage will be set for Donald Trump’s return in 2024. If that happens, there will be few, if any, guardrails left to preserve what is left of our damaged and fraying democracy.
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Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence

Nov 9, 2017
The mass murder in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was a horrific crime but also horrifically predictable, and emblematic of the systemic problem the U.S. has with guns and violence.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Oct 19, 2017
Although celebrities recently propelled #MeToo into the public forum, it was founded 10 years ago by African-American feminist Tarana Burke.

How to Read Donald Trump

Sep 14, 2017
The rise of white supremacy under Trump prompts author Ariel Dorfman to reflect on the history of authoritarianism in his native country, Chile.