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An Obama Staffer's Parting Note To Progressives

For eight years I had the indescribable honor of serving in President Obama’s White House, most recently as Special Assistant to the President & Director of Rapid Response. I played a lot of different roles, but going back through the...Show More Summary

It's Midnight In America

33 years ago, Ronald Reagan was elected president in large part because of his TV ad: “It’s morning in America.” “It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better.” For many Americans, the inauguration of Donald Trump foretells a period of darkness. Show More Summary

Hey Business, It's Time for You to Step Up For Women

It's a depressing day to be a woman in America. When our country elects and inaugurates a man who is not only a sexual harasser but who suggests women seeking abortions be punished, women hear that we don't matter. When the Congress-...Show More Summary

The Oath I'm Taking Today As An American

On this day in history, I, as an American, have a promise to make—an oath to take. I solemnly swear that whenever I see intolerance, injustice or mistreatment taking place, I will not idly stand by and let it happen. I promise to do everything in my power to protect my fellow citizens of the world. Show More Summary

Today In America

This post was originally published on Medium. Today is one of the most emotionally charged days of my political and public life. I share the sentiments of many Americans. I am sad. I am fearful. Not only is today the last day of theShow More Summary

Trump's Inaugural Adress: A Disgraceful Deception

Donald Trump's inaugural address was a disgraceful extension of the deceptive sales pitch he used to get elected. Trump repeated his campaign promise to stand up for the forgotten working Americans, to fight the establishment, and drain...Show More Summary

Here Are the Current Betting Odds on Trump Being Impeached

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By James Grebey Donald Trump is going to be the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there's a 50-50 chance that he won't hold the office for that long. At 4 p.m....Show More Summary

Thank You, Mr. Vice President: We Promise to Continue The Fight

My first days at the University of Missouri were, in some ways, the perfect picture of the American college experience. They overflowed with school spirit and block parties, new friends and exciting opportunities - but another side quickly darkened the dream. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college. Show More Summary

It's The End Of Politics As We Know It, And I Feel Fine

On January 20, 2017, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. This very fact has about half the country in hysterics. This reaction is understandable ? Trump represents a substantial shift not just in policy, but in soul. It’s the soul bit that has Democrats (and a lot of independents) freaked out. Show More Summary

Let’s Not Normalize This; Some Thoughts On The Morning Of Trump’s Inauguration

It’s real. It’s happening. As Donald Trump takes the oath of office and becomes the nation’s 45th president my biggest fear is that people will normalize this; that they will convince themselves he’s not so bad; that he’s really notShow More Summary

Illinois "Save Our Healthcare" Rally Attracts Overflow Crowds

On January 15, 2017, despite the chilly Chicago winds, over a thousand Illinoisans gathered at a "Save Our Healthcare" Rally at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) building on Halsted. The events leading up the rally were...Show More Summary

March This Weekend, Organize for the Next Four Years

The inauguration isn't the only mass gathering in Washington this weekend. In response to the swearing-in of the new president, thousands upon thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation's capital to give voice to their views and...Show More Summary

2017 Presidential Inauguration

I write on Inauguration Day in the United States of America, a national occasion on which we, the citizenry, watch the peaceful transfer of power to lead the nation from one president to the next. We will be accompanied in that exercise by current President and First Lady Barack H. Show More Summary

Thanks, Obama!

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Another Date Which Will Live in Infamy...

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Liberals and the Road Ahead

Too many liberals are gloomy these days. True, they have been knocked on their heels by the election of Donald Trump. Also true, since Gallup began such polls in 1992, those who self-identify as liberals have always constituted a smaller share of Americans than those calling themselves conservatives. Show More Summary

Inauguration Day: Letter to a Trump Voter

We don't know each other. But today, on the occasion of Donald Trump's inauguration, there were some things I wanted to say to you as one American to another. (I'm willing to listen, too.) Let's get this out of the way first: I think...Show More Summary

Proper Response to an Amoral President

Many Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration today. Republicans have responded by criticizing the boycotters simply as sore losers. Ordinarily, I would oppose such boycott as a threat to our democratic institutions - which are fragile, under foreign attack, and in need of reinforcement. Show More Summary

Thank You, Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, As you leave office, I must say this: Thank you... For helping me believe progress is possible. For helping our children understand their potential. For asserting that health care is a right, not a privilege. ForShow More Summary

Disengaging From The Opposition: Justice Advocacy In 2017 And Beyond

For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating. The collision of a general fiscal crisis at all levels...Show More Summary

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