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How do you secure democracy? With an infusion of fresh blood.

We shouldn't have to call out lawmakers like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for encouraging the murder of opponents — and yet here we are, writes Kendall-Taylor.

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Keep the ideas behind ‘defund the police,’ but forget the slogan

Police are essential to maintaining a civil and orderly democratic society but the system as a whole is — and historically has been — rife with racism and corruption. It urgently needs a...

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America Is Not As Divided As You Think. Yes, Really

Don't dismiss Joe Biden's message of unity as happy talk, write Shaun Adamec and Nat Kendall-Taylor. He's pursuing a governing philosophy designed to overcome the relentless stories we hear about...

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Speaking out about January 6

We are deeply troubled by the events that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6. We affirm our commitment to nonviolent, democratic approaches to advancing social justice, and...

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Misunderstood: How Public Health’s Inability To Communicate Keeps Communities Unhealthy

It’s not that people are opposed to public health or indifferent to its outcomes, the difficulty is that people don’t know who does this work or how they do it.

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Why are we so willing to sacrifice the wellbeing of educators?

Why are so many of us so comfortable asking teachers to work in unsafe conditions at great sacrifice to their own well-being even as they make demands that they return to a safe workplace? Part of...

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Schools Need Resources to Help Us Get Through This Tough Time

We must re-invest in public health, and also in public education, to see ourselves back to a healthy economy and society.

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We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change…

Whether it’s systemic racism, failures in our public health system, or the need to restart our economic system, people are talking about systems. If you work in the social sector, where...

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Why were we so late responding to COVID-19? Blame it on our culture and brains

Even though contagious outbreaks have occurred in the past, and despite exhortations from public health experts that they would happen again, we lacked the systems and mindsets to proactively...

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Changing the Narrative on Public Education

This communications toolkit, designed in collaboration with the Partnership for the Future of Learning and the Shared Story Project, helps advocates talk more effectively about the current...

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At the heart of our crisis: American polarization

To survive this once-in-a-generation challenge, we need to hit pause on the polarizing rhetoric that divides us and frame the issues we’re facing in ways that allow for more open dialogue,...

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We’re experiencing ‘emergency inflation’ on some issues – if everything is a crisis, then nothing is

The coronavirus pandemic and the protests against police brutality are laying bare long-standing problems and inequities. We are in the midst of social crisis. It makes sense to think that if...