Ed Gonzalez, Biden’s ICE director nominee, has a track record of reform. But is a progressive head enough to fix an agency as broken as ICE?
Rising Tide of Anti-LGBT+ Hate Makes Europe a Key Battleground for the Future of Human Rights
Anti-LGBT+ hate sweeps Europe while protections for this vulnerable community weaken. The dual trends are making life as an LGBT+ person in Europe increasingly dangerous.
How to Delegitimize Your Opponent: A Beginner’s Guide To Bad Politics
U.S. political discourse has moved away from real issues and towards attacks on one’s opponent. Here’s how tactics to delegitimize your opponent harm our perception of truth.
Trumpy Bear: The Trump Toy Made in China
For many of Trump’s supporters, Trumpy Bear represents their patriotism and support for the 45th President of the United States. But did you know that Trumpy Bear is actually made in China?
New York City’s Next Mayor Will Be Chosen by Ranked Choice Voting: Here’s What That Means for New Yorkers
New York will try ranked choice voting for the first time in the June 22nd mayoral primary. Here’s how the new voting system works and why it matters.
Israel: Colonialism, Media, and the Right To Defend Itself
Rising death tolls in Israel and Palestine are in the media spotlight. But how balanced is that media coverage? This analysis explores that question.
A Review of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in 10 Books
If recent events have left you feeling woefully uninformed about what’s going on in the region, here are 10 books that offer historical and contemporary stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Red Black and Green New Deal: A New Climate Agenda that Frames Climate Justice as Racial Justice
A new movement that addresses the ways the climate crisis impacts black and indigenous communities launched this month. The Red Black and Green New Deal demonstrates clearly that climate justice is racial justice.
The Trans Community Is Under Attack
“Today, we honor and celebrate the achievements and resiliency of transgender individuals and communities.” Those words begin a proclamation issued by the Biden-Harris Administration on March 31, 2021, also known as Transgender Day of Visibility. Other pro-trans actions by the new administration include a move to allow transgender soldiers to serve openly in the military […]
How Does Ramadan Go For Palestine’s Children
When I feel my children are getting too complacent about the easy blessings of life (even in a pandemic there are many), I sometimes remind them about the children of Palestine. And then together we wonder what the children in Palestine are doing. This is the lunar month of Ramadan, an occasion for month-long spiritual […]