Monthly Archives: July 2018

from modest civic reforms to a making a stand for democracy

Facebook52 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 52This summer, I’ve had the chance to lead discussions among 20 scholars and activists who gathered for two weeks at Tufts, to chair the Frontiers of Democracy conference for about 130 educators and organizers (mostly Americans), to work with … Continue reading

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Florida injunction allows early in-person voting on campuses

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0From the Tampa Bay Times: TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s elections officials showed “a stark pattern of discrimination” in blocking early voting at state college and university campuses, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. […] Walker ruled that … Continue reading

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civility: not too much, not too little

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This is the summer for critiques of civility as a virtue or goal. See, for instance, the Color of Change video entitled “Civility Will Not Save Us,” or Tavia Nyong’o’s and Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ argument that “the accusation of incivility … Continue reading

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take a survey to help develop a strategy for improving civic education in the USA

Facebook29 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 29A coalition called CivXNow is working to expand and improve civic education in the USA. I am on this coalition’s steering committee. We recently fielded a survey to collect ideas for improving civic education. More than 6,500 people … Continue reading

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a range of federalism options for Israel-Palestine

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0In the Washington Post today, Daniel Hollander notes that there is another possible option for Israel/Palestine beyond one state or two states: “a federalist, multistate solution.” I think this direction should be considered, if for no reason than … Continue reading

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The Anachronist in the Florida Review

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Korcula, Croatia) I am in Europe for a mixture of work–in Ukraine and Germany–and vacation. Meanwhile, the Florida Review has published The Anachronist as a multimedia feature. It begins: The Argument A woman is bound to the stake to … Continue reading

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how not to talk about The People

Facebook21 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 21Maria Bartiromo (Fox News): As the commander-in-chief, as the president of this great country, what can you do to bring us together? Donald Trump: Our people are so incredible. …  Do you know, there’s probably never been … Continue reading

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