David Frum predicted that Republicans would reject democracy if they thought they couldn’t win elections democratically. We just crossed that line.
How the Washington Post Exposed the Republicans’ Depravity
The Washington Post set out to ask every congressional Republican if they acknowledged Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Here’s what they found, and what it means for us.
Reflection: This Is What Comes Next
This is both a time to celebrate winning the White House back, and to look forward at what comes next. Because clearly, walking away from civic engagement is not an option.
A Quick Reflection Before the Election
In the waning days before Election 2020 comes to its conclusion, we take a moment to look back on everything we’ve learned to do these past 4 years and make a promise for the future.
We’ve Come A Long Way Since 2016
A weekend of activism has buoyed my spirits. A quick look at why, even though the results of the election aren’t in, I’m feeling good.
Fighting Too Many Fires Gets You Burned
There are so many major news stories fighting for our attention and activism right now. It’s easy to feel scattershot. The answer is to focus.
Can Good Polls Depress Activism? Yes, They Can
Everyone loves to see good polls for their favorite political candidates, but sharing them can be tricky. Good news like that can actually depress activism. And 29 days before Election Day, that would be very bad.
Why We Must Ignore Trump’s Dumpster Fire
Amplifying Trump’s incendiary comments about the validity of the election could erode people’s trust in the election, so we must avoid giving his ideas more oxygen. This is what we should be doing instead.
Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About the Election
Are you feeling increasingly nervous about the presidential election? There are lots of reasons why you might be feeling this way, and truth be told, some nervousness had set in with me, too. After all, messages like “the race is… Read More ›
How Biden’s Pick of VP Exposed How Useless the Republican Party Is
If last week made one thing clear, it’s just how lazy and pointless the Republican party is. As we all waited for Joe Biden to announce who he was choosing to run with on the ticket as Vice President, I… Read More ›
Finding Fellowship in a World of Isolation
It is so easy nowadays to feel isolated, isn’t it? Staying in our homes all the time doesn’t give us much of an opportunity to see what’s going on in our communities. And social media doesn’t give us the clearest… Read More ›
Let’s Do the One Thing Trump Is Incapable Of: FOCUS
How did you feel when you heard that Trump had suggested delaying the election last week? Outraged? Scared? Angry? I certainly saw all of these things in articles, opinion pieces, on social media, and in conversations. And people talked and… Read More ›
100 Days To Go: The Light at the End of a Very Dark Tunnel
With only 100 days left to Election Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on this moment.
Reflection: How Can We Pay Tribute to John Lewis?
How can we pay tribute to John Lewis? By practicing activism.
Reflection: The Road to November and Beyond
Like so many others, I had my first chance to see Hamilton this past weekend. There’s one quote from the very beginning of the musical that stood out to me and has gotten me thinking about the road we’re currently… Read More ›
Memorial Day: A Moment for Reflection
This Memorial Day, I wanted to take a moment to think about those who have given their life for our country. Reflecting on this poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which he wrote not long after the holiday was established in… Read More ›