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nuclear weapons

Making Nuclear Weapons Obsolete

by Robert Rudney | Jul 7, 2021 | National Security, Opinion, Politics

It’s high time to declare nuclear weapons obsolete. The U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—entering into force January 22, 2021—underscores the most perilous environmental threat to humankind, a threat that cannot be ignored by the Biden administration. Eighty-six nations, not including the United States and other nuclear weapons states, have signed the treaty […]

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The Dalton School

Beyond Being “Black at Dalton”

by Zuri Washington | Jul 5, 2021 | Opinion, Race

“I got that ni–er c–nt suspended.” That’s just one example of what being Black at the Dalton School was like for me—and I had a generally positive experience there—amazing, in fact.   No one went through Dalton at the time without knowing of the Washington clan. I had deep ties in the arts, especially in the […]

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New York National Guard

Four Ways Biden and the Democrats Can Spur Real Economic Justice

by Dennis Parker | Mar 11, 2021 | Economy, Opinion

Rampant economic inequality in the United States demands structural solutions centered on racial justice. Income inequality and unequal access to jobs, health care, and benefits disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Racial inequity in wages already costs the U.S. economy about $2.3 trillion per year. President Biden has stated his administration will prioritize […]

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Defend Voting Rights, Abolish the Filibuster

by Andrew Cohen | Mar 5, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

  After the impeachment and acquittal of Donald Trump, we now confront the Republican party we have—not the one the nation needs, not the one we grew up with, and certainly not the one moored to conservative principles or moral judgment or even shame. Once Republicans stopped competing for votes through policy, once they resorted […]

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Cops in the U.S.

A Former Beat Cop Looks to Europe for Solutions to the Problems of American Policing

by David DeBatto | Mar 1, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

  Police officers in the United States use deadly force far more often than police in Europe, in many cases 10 to 20 times more often. American police departments also have much shorter initial training periods than European police departments; focus less on “soft skills” such as problem-solving, community relations, and de-escalation; and also require […]

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