Wayne Dawkins, a journalist for the British newspaper Guardian, recently visited the United States, and was shocked when he found out about gerrymandering. In America, he says, “voters don’t pick their elected officials; politicians pick their voters.”1 And he’s right. Redistricting is performed every ten years, after the census, in order to ensure that each district…
At an Andover town meeting, a request to develop a new apartment building on Dascomb Road in Andover was withdrawn because of citizen concerns. The development project would require affordable housing, thus provoking questions over the effect of the project on school enrollment. People’s hesitance may have been rooted in the fact that there was…
In modern-day America, sound journalism is imperative. It should provide a crystal-clear image for the general populace about everything from despicable terrorist attacks to fluctuating stock prices. When politics enters the picture, journalism can be not just an informative platform, but an entertaining one as well. Politics has relied on journalism to burlesque campaigns and…
Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Rankin was not just a fighter for women’s rights. She fought for labor rights. She fought for the poor. She fought for peace. She fought for democratic elections and electoral reform. She saw politics not as a single issue but as a seamless web to give people structural voices and power against the few who rule over the many. She was incorruptible and opened the door for women entering electoral politics.
The black woman, historically, is not only criminalized for her skin, but for her gender identity. She is dismissed as “too aggressive” and “unintelligent” and then told she isn’t pretty enough.
Tulsi Gabbard is not your
average politician. She doesn’t fit into a specific box designed by corporatists and party-elites. She isn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs.
A socialist city councilwoman from Seattle declares war on both Republicans and Democrats.
If we suppress the urge to hate all things related to Donald Trump, we might find a rejection of
traditional gender roles in Mrs. Trump’s controversial absence, and thus a kernel of justice.
Barbara Madeloni is the twice-elected president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, who is known for her fiery stance against corporate influence in public education.
Ironically, the way Trump can win back voters whom he alienated by attacking science is through an idea that is at the core of science fiction. Unlike many infrastructure projects, expanding the Space Program would create jobs in almost all sectors of the economy.