Chicanery from the bully pulpit: Trump’s threat to democracy and the power of the press

Squish. Stomp. Trounce it like the filthy bug it is. Threats to silence the press and suppress democracy must be addressed swiftly, with dexterity, resolve, and necessary evidence. (Seems that the bugs have rights, too.)  We have the skill and determination to defend our constitutional rights; every generation must defend them afresh. McCarthy’s tyrannical senate …

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On Political Resistance: An Introvert’s YAWP!

Regarding politics, I am just a dash past neophyte, but I am a dedicated researcher and I learn quickly. Political science is not one of my passions; even so, I have become a researcher of political science, the federal legislative process, and the powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the US government.  I …

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Trump craves attention: Don’t Feed the Beast (update)

Since the election in November, we have read articles on how to navigate the ‘era of Trump’ and resist his regressive vision for the United States.  And we will resist this emergence of misogyny, racism, elitism, and intolerance.  Every day I look at my Twitter feed and see tweets from people and organizations I follow …

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(De-)funding what we care most about: a major flaw in the US educational system

  The end of August introduces another academic year, and articles on education appear in newspapers and magazines for the general public. Most of the articles I read focus on building literacy skills, engaging students, encouraging teacher collaboration, or similar aspects of the daily work of teaching. Recently, an article in the Washington Post caught …

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Impotence in U.S. economics… [or, a House Divided]

After some brief research, I found that the most recent House resolution to increase the public debt (H.J. Res. 45, Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010) was signed into law in February of 2010 (Public Law 111–139). It passed without a single House Republican yes vote, and it took TEN months to pass in the Senate, …

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