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Democracy is not a spectator sport: Americans have finally woken up but still have a lot of work to do

About a year ago, I wrote that 2020 would be the year that determines whether or not American democracy survives. And here we are. Our system has never lived up to its fullest potential, but until...
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Leaving office in Disgrace: Farwell to a delusional president and his toxic brand of patriotism

“When a Republican says ‘impeachment is divisive’ it’s the same as when an abusive spouse tells says that if you leave or call the cops, you’re the one tearing the...
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Why we cannot enjoy nice things: A resentful political party that poisoned a peaceful transition of power

This week we are inaugurating a president who has received a historic number of votes, winning by a staggering seven million. We are inaugurating a brilliant woman of color as his Vice President....
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The election makes the president: Ritual efficacy and the public pageantry wrapped in inaugurations

By Dimitris Xygalatas, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut As one president’s term ends and another begins, there is a ceremony. Its importance...
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Andrea Palm to join Biden Administration: Wisconsin’s top DHS official nominated as deputy secretary of HHS

Andrea Palm is leaving her position leading the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to join the administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Palm has been nominated to be deputy secretary of the...
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President-Elect Joe Biden outlines a new vision for America that reaches back to an older time

“Come Wednesday [ January 20 ], we begin a new chapter.” So said President-Elect Joe Biden on January 14 as he laid out a plan for a $1.9 trillion emergency vaccination and relief package to get the...
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Broken Windows: The willingness of our society to look the other way invites more stones to be thrown

Most of the 74,222,957 Americans who voted to reelect Donald Trump – 46.8 percent of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election – don’t hold Trump accountable for what he has done to America....
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National memorial service planned for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic on eve of inauguration

Joe Biden plans to lead a unique nationwide memorial service on the eve of his inauguration to honor the grim toll of nearly 400,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus. The presidential...
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The hypocrisy of Bill Belichick turning down the presidential Medal of Freedom

“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for past recipients....
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MCTS bus shelters feature murals by student winners from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. art contest

Murals on two Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters now feature winning artwork from the Marcus Performing Art Center’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest, which was open to K-12...
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New film details the terrible injustices faced by Martin Luther King Jr. in his fight with the FBI

In his new film MLK/FBI, Sam Pollard lays bare the injustices the FBI heaped on the civil rights leader, but paints a picture of a complex man dealing with his personal life and its baggage...
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Unequal Justice: Standing Rock activists react to passive response by police during Capitol Insurrection

On January 6, while Congress was certifying the 2020 election results, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. They smashed windows, broke through doors, breached the...
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