The view from Mama Houndja’s

In America, cynics populate our newsstands, social media feeds, and many halls of public service, but the right way ahead still lies in the hands of the empathetic, humble, and caring.

Union solidarity will prevail

Worker organizing has quickened. Prominent among the efforts are statewide teachers’ walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona, the latter two right-to-work states.

Minnesota election security: Where do we stand?

As a computer scientist focusing on election technology, I spend half my time telling people to worry less, the other half telling them to worry more.

When the republic pollutes the personal

I’ve been thinking: It’s been a great summer. Coffee on patios, conversation with friends, family, peers. But talks that usually would focus on the Minnesota art of “catching up” have routinely devolved into a review of what is happening in our country.