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Why I’m Still Hopeful About America

Never give up fighting for a more just society.

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Nobody Special: Reflections on The Rise of Skywalker

Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker follow. Before making the original Star Wars, George Lucas spent years working on Apocalypse Now, a film about the tragedy of America’s war in Vietnam. You don’t have to look too closely to see that, in its own way, Star Wars is also about the folly of American empire. More specifically, it’s about […]

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An Alternative to Growth Economics: Doughnuts

Why the economy should look more like a doughnut.

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My Visit to Trump’s Washington

It was my first visit to our nation’s capital since Trump became president.

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How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State

Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.

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15 Warnings Signs of Impending Tyranny

Consider yourself warned.

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My Wishes for Obama’s Parting Shots

In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last stands.

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Global Network of Mayors Join Forces to Combat Climate Change and Inequality

“The job of a mayor is not to guarantee the prosperity of the current generation, but the next generation.”

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Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

Restoring contact between government and its citizens.

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California vs. Trumpland

California gives lie to the conservative dictum that low taxes, few regulations, and low wages are the keys to economic success.