Up for Debate

Mellina White is a queer person of color—and a conservative—in one of the most liberal cities in America. She reflects on the struggles of being the contrarian at the table and going against the political grain of your friends, your community, and your home.

  • August 2, 2021
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  • Essay
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  • By Mellina White

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Uncounted

This year, 361 bills have been introduced in 47 states that would restrict voting. Why can’t we simply ensure that every vote—and every voter—counts?

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School Bonds

  • June 8, 2021
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  • Editorial
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  • By Johann N. Neem

As an immigrant, the civic lessons and shared American culture taught in school made me feel at home. Now, forces on both the left and right are pushing back against what I learned.

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Sacred Civics

  • May 26, 2021
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  • Essay
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  • By Eric Liu

It helps us find meaning, community, and shared purpose—should we approach our civic life more like religion?

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