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Faulty and inadequate medical care is pervasive in ICE detention, whether detainees are held in county jails or in private, for-profit detention centers.
No matter the type of war we are fighting, the priority must be to call on the genius of American innovation, invention and the powerful ability to create and produce all that we need to win the war.
The president’s budget proposals each year have sought large cuts in funding for Social Security disability. His 2021 budget proposal talks about a need to “reduce the rate of increase” in Social Security payments.
The president is scared of teachers who think for themselves and gravitate toward new research-based curricular topics that shed light on historically marginalized voices, perspectives, and events.
A holistic, two-generation model of early intervention should guide the new path toward change.
The Trump administration’s termination of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is significantly setting us back from doing meaningful work to address segregation and housing inequality in our country.
In the ’68 election, George Romney was a good presidential candidate who spoke the truth, got into trouble for it and self-destructed long before Election Day.
Pre-pandemic, no-excuse absentee voting was a time-saving convenience. Today it also serves a public health purpose.
Minnesotans deserve better than the political stare-down that is playing out at the Capitol between Senate Republicans and Governor Tim Walz.
We oppose any investment in building renovations or lease commitments for the Third Precinct prior to an authentic process of reconciliation, meaningful engagement with the communities who disproportionately suffer from police brutality, and the creation of a new system of community safety for our city.
Minneapolis officials must demonstrate their commitment to justice. Retaining officers with records like those of Derek Chauvin is the antithesis of such a goal.
Any recovery effort must prioritize concrete and measurable investments in BIPOC communities — the communities most affected by the economic downturn.
As a recent Minneapolis Public Schools graduate, I have seen how student resource officers affect my school. Kids who have been labeled as “bad” are arrested in schools instead of receiving help.
What unfolded on Aug. 26 was a mini-rebellion of the alienated dispossessed. There was nothing inherently progressive about it.
In the early 2000s, during the governorship of Tim Pawlenty, local government aid (LGA) was drastically reduced (state aid was reduced by 47% from 2002 to 2008).
Throughout northern Minnesota, shared identity and respect for elders create a foundation for an effective response.
In my summer course, everything we would have done in a physical classroom took place online: lectures, powerpoint presentations, short pauses for written self-reflection, discussion groups, student presentations, peer reviews, and contradictory debates.
The reasons are the same in both Tibet and Xinjiang: China wants to control the two regions.