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  • Op-Ed
    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?
    January 19, 2023 5:08 pm | By 52560

    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. If you’ve been watching news or social media recently, it’s hard to miss a disturbing trend in American culture. It seems like antisemitism is back in a very public way – and not…

  • Op-Ed
    A Magic Made by Many
    January 12, 2023 10:35 am | By 52560

    A Magic Made by Many

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. For many of us, the Martin Luther King holiday every year brings memories of Dr. King’s great speeches and the incredible power of his words. Dr. King was a master orator who gave…

  • Op-Ed
    Get Ready, Congress: Here Comes Gen Z
    January 5, 2023 12:22 pm | By 52560

    Get Ready, Congress: Here Comes Gen Z

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. When 25-year-old Maxwell Frost of Florida takes his seat in the U.S House this month, he will be the nation’s first Gen Z member of Congress. That -- in and of itself --…

  • Op-Ed
    Somebody Feed Us More “Somebody Feed Phil”
    December 16, 2022 4:17 pm | By 52560

    Somebody Feed Us More “Somebody Feed Phil”

    Who knew that we needed to watch the writer of “Everybody Loves Raymond” eat his way around the globe? If you haven't seen the hit Netflix show, then perhaps you haven’t met goofy, sometimes-corny, but always endearing comedy writer Phil Rosenthal.…

  • Op-Ed
    Far-Right School Board Candidates: “We’ll Be Back”
    December 14, 2022 4:12 pm | By 75043

    Far-Right School Board Candidates: “We’ll Be Back”

    Back in August, I wrote that getting “back-to-school” this year would also mean getting back to fighting far-right attacks on education.  The threats included a rising number of efforts to ban books, and the Right’s efforts to take over local…

  • Op-Ed
    Sen. Warnock’s Victory Is a Win for Georgia and America
    December 8, 2022 1:51 pm | By 75043

    Sen. Warnock’s Victory Is a Win for Georgia and America

    If you haven’t watched Sen. Raphael Warnock’s speech on the night of his reelection in Georgia on December 6, stop everything you’re doing, and watch it now. Then tell your kids to watch it. And your neighbors.    What you’ll…

  • Op-Ed
    Celebrating Progressive District Attorneys and Their Contributions to Public Safety Reform 
    December 6, 2022 6:12 pm | By 52560

    Celebrating Progressive District Attorneys and Their Contributions to Public Safety Reform 

    The progressive movement is not always the best at celebrating our wins, or repeating winning tactics. Compared to the Far Right, who can’t seem to get enough of hammering home the same topics over and over ad nauseum, we sometimes…

  • Op-Ed
    Stay Alert: Trump, Ye, and Nick Fuentes?
    December 1, 2022 6:16 pm | By 75043

    Stay Alert: Trump, Ye, and Nick Fuentes?

    By now you may have heard who President Trump had as dinner guests at Mar-a-Lago over Thanksgiving week. Among them was the 24-year-old Nick Fuentes, who has spent several years building an online following among by promoting a poisonous mix…

  • Op-Ed
    How We Can Influence the Courts that Influence Our Lives
    November 23, 2022 10:52 am | By 75043

    How We Can Influence the Courts that Influence Our Lives

    As I write this, the final few races are being called in the midterm elections that were held weeks ago. It’s clear that that the House will be closely divided, with Republicans holding a very small majority. History shows that…

  • Op-Ed
    Seven Top Takeaways from this Year’s Midterms
    November 10, 2022 5:46 pm | By 75043

    Seven Top Takeaways from this Year’s Midterms

    As the dust settles on the midterm elections and the warnings of a “Red Wave” evaporate, it’s time to take a deep breath and take stock of what we’ve learned. There are many takeaways from the elections this year –…

  • Op-Ed
    3 Reasons Why Every Election is the Most Important Election 
    November 4, 2022 1:11 pm | By 52560

    3 Reasons Why Every Election is the Most Important Election 

    This coming election is the most important of our lives — just like the last one and the one before that. We say it a lot, and it’s always true, especially now when we’re dangerously close to losing our democracy…

  • Op-Ed
    Tell the Supreme Court: We Still Need Affirmative Action
    November 3, 2022 11:27 am | By 75043

    Tell the Supreme Court: We Still Need Affirmative Action

    One of the great joys of my life is teaching. I’m fortunate to teach classes on social justice at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the most respected schools in the country. Penn has a longstanding commitment to affirmative action,…

  • Op-Ed
    Why the Far Right Tries So Hard to Disenfranchise Black Voters 
    October 26, 2022 10:29 am | By 52560

    Why the Far Right Tries So Hard to Disenfranchise Black Voters 

    Of all the awful acts perpetrated by the Far Right, attempting to prevent certain groups from voting might be the most insidious. Voting is power, and voter suppression is a blatant effort to remove that power from people who would…

  • Op-Ed
    Georgia Is Ground Zero for Democracy
    October 20, 2022 10:41 am | By 75043

    Georgia Is Ground Zero for Democracy

    Like so many of us right now, I’ve got Georgia on my mind. As I write this, I’ve just gotten back from meeting with Black ministers who are working nonstop to get out the vote across the state. And with…

  • Op-Ed
    Modeling the Spirit of Democracy
    October 14, 2022 3:09 pm | By 75043

    Modeling the Spirit of Democracy

    Some things are unthinkable—until they happen. For Jamie Raskin, a congressman and father, the first unthinkable thing was the loss of his beloved son Tommy to suicide on New Year’s Eve 2020. As a father myself, my heart breaks when…

  • Op-Ed
    4 Lessons the Far Right Has Failed to Learn from Decades of Popular Culture 
    October 7, 2022 3:33 pm | By 52560

    4 Lessons the Far Right Has Failed to Learn from Decades of Popular Culture 

    From Star Trek addressing racism in 1967, to Twitter exposing the outrage of a Black "Little Mermaid” in 2022, science fiction, fantasy, and popular culture have always held a mirror up to society’s attitudes—for better or for worse. Some people…

  • Op-Ed
    Let’s Unite to Defend the Black Vote
    October 7, 2022 8:00 am | By 75043

    Let’s Unite to Defend the Black Vote

    Right before our last national elections in 2020, thousands of Black voters in Detroit got a call from someone posing as a woman named “Tamika Taylor.” She warned them that if they voted, the government would collect their personal information…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Women Holding Trump Accountable
    September 29, 2022 12:54 pm | By 75043

    Black Women Holding Trump Accountable

    Former President Donald Trump has spent a lifetime getting away with things. Rich and willing to use an army of lawyers to defend his abuses and bully people he has wronged into submission, Trump is a prime example of the…

  • Op-Ed
    Sheriff Villanueva is a danger to the people he is sworn to serve
    September 29, 2022 9:51 am | By 75043

    Sheriff Villanueva is a danger to the people he is sworn to serve

    This article was originally published at Los Angeles Daily News. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has long been a danger to the people that he is sworn to serve. As the Los Angeles Times editorial board has noted, the…

  • Op-Ed
    The Cruelty of Exploiting Vulnerable People for Political Advantage
    September 22, 2022 3:54 pm | By 75043

    The Cruelty of Exploiting Vulnerable People for Political Advantage

    There is always a new low for Trump Republicans. And that is pretty frightening. Take the latest exercise in lawlessness, dishonesty, and cruelty from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He chartered a plane to send dozens of mostly Venezuelan asylum seekers…