Throwing Public Education under the Bus

Throwing Public Education under the Bus

Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes. In addition to privatization schemes to turn education over to corporate profiteers, public schools themselves have...
A Sweet Spot

A Sweet Spot

I don’t have any cute photos of my daughter’s chubby face smeared with frosting from her first birthday party. Already pregnant with my son, I’d become a child nutrition zealot in response to my double dose of motherhood. Instead of wrecking a big sugary cake, my bald...
A Difficult Season

A Difficult Season

My brother would have turned 29 the other day. Thus begins the season of difficult anniversaries. Six years ago, my baby bro turned 23. It was 2008, a week before Barack Obama’s first presidential election. Hope and change were in the air. I had a new job and a...
The Case for Making Foreign Aid a Two-Way Street

The Case for Making Foreign Aid a Two-Way Street

What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right? Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching, although I’m sure some of those are succeeding too. I mean...
Corporate America Needs to Change Our Diapers

Corporate America Needs to Change Our Diapers

As you probably know, disposable diapers sit in a landfill, undecayed, for generations. They’re convenient for parents and caregivers but deadly for Mother Earth. Maybe you didn’t know about another big problem. There’s evidence that most popular...
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