Elementary school settings are not somehow naturally COVID-proof. These schools still represent a real transmission risk with broad impacts.
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As we face the real possibility of losing federal protections for safe, legal abortion, we must take action at the state level.
Despite their many flaws, the Founders of our republic were working to build a future with fewer tyrants and more freedom, rather than one full of tyrants in which everyone is afraid.
Disability is a bipartisan human-rights issue, and the stakes for people with disabilities are huge if democracy is compromised in any way.
This would curb climate pollution and support much-needed economic recovery by expanding access to opportunities. It would save Minnesotans money and bring federal dollars to the state.
Many Republican leaders understood Donald Trump was a dangerous narcissist who was unfit for the presidency but in their own Faustian bargains decided to ride his coattails in pursuit of shared goals or their own lofty ambitions.
As someone in the highest risk group for COVID-19, I find the state’s response has been inadequate, misguided, and dangerously secretive.
Positive peace is defined by The Institute for Economics and Peace as true, lasting, and sustainable peace built on justice for all.
We have seen unmistakably heroic acts of kindness and compassion. And we’ve seen superspreader events where people have been so unwilling to work together for the common good that they won’t even wear a mask.
State and local officials all over the country will be facing tough, important decisions about waste disposal in 2021.
Our house highlights an important notion: A collective effort for the greater good is obtainable.
He keeps going unchecked and it continues to spiral over and over again, and always in a downward direction.
Power granted under the Congressional Review Act further illustrates the groundbreaking importance of the Georgia Senate races.
Stagnating population growth is creating acute economic and political challenges across the Midwest. Pro-immigrant and refugee policies could confront those challenges.
Rep. Pete Stauber disingenuously contends that process wasn’t followed; in fact, he just doesn’t like the process, because it lays bare the incalculable damage that the Twin Metals project would inflict.
We must honor it. We must behold it. We must respect it. That is our moral imperative and what it means to be part of these United States.
The Democrats have a short, two-year window to achieve many things because they will most likely lose at least one of the houses of Congress in 2022. Why waste even a single day on a futile impeachment trial?
This is the Us vs. Them vision in its most dangerous and extreme manifestation.
Changes should include enacting a wage replacement system for times of economic or natural crises and in the event of another pandemic.
Now that I’ve closed correspondence with people who seem to desire fights with me or even their own divorce from me, I can’t say I miss them all that much.