The Election Becomes a Referendum on Gun Violence
Aug12

The Election Becomes a Referendum on Gun Violence

In stark contrast to recent Presidential elections, the issue of gun violence has taken center stage in this year’s race. Five years ago, in May 2011, The Washington Post ran an article titled, “NRA tries to keep gun issues alive in 2012 presidential race.” “On the convention floor,” reporter Rosalind S. Heiderman wrote, “amid dozens of stalls exhibiting hunting gear, high-powered binoculars and guns of every size and shape, NRA...

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“Get on the Boat, People”: The Left Is Winning. We Can’t Stop Now.
Aug08

“Get on the Boat, People”: The Left Is Winning. We Can’t Stop Now.

Over a week since the Democratic National Convention ended, I am still hearing ambivalence about it from friends who identify as progressive and left. Writer Maisha Z. Johnson posted on Facebook about her emotional whiplash during the DNC, which resonated so well that it went viral. To a certain extent, I can relate. Like Elizabeth Warren, I have lingering concerns about transparency and accountability within the DNC process, and I...

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