To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
Progressive taxation is a concept first introduced in the 1780s by Thomas Jefferson. And until the 1980s, it was still seen as the best way to tighten the income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans. Looking back, Jefferson understood something important that we’ve lost track of today.read more
An increasing number of women are crossing state lines to have abortions in Illinois. The reason? Reproductive laws in neighboring states have become so restrictive that women are willing to travel long distances just to undergo a safe procedure.read more
President Trump is singing a very different tune now that his own daughter has been caught using a private email account to conduct government business. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that Ivanka Trump used her personal account to correspond with White House officials throughout much of 2017.read more
Maine became the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting to decide a federal election. No candidate got 50% or more of the vote, which sent the election to a ranked-choice runoff. The loser is now suing, saying that ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional.read more
Neither Republicans nor Democrats got exactly what they wanted in the 2018 midterm elections; there were wins and losses on both sides. For Democrats, the biggest win was gaining control of the House of Representatives. For Republicans, the biggest win was maintaining control of the Senate.read more
I have only voted three times in my life, in three presidential elections in 2008, 2012, and 2016. I have never voted in a midterm election. But given the importance of this midterm election, which I will certainly vote in, I thought it was worth explaining to you why my position on this has changed so drastically.read more
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is the latest Republican to take a verbal swing at President Trump. The insulting remark was made during last night’s final gubernatorial debate, in which Baker faced off against Democratic rival Jay Gonzalez.read more
Robert Bowers—the man accused of slaughtering 11 people at a Jewish synagogue this past Saturday—frequented a website called Gab.ai, which The Washington Post described as “an online hub for racists, anti-Semites, and white nationalists.”read more
On Tuesday, President Trump sent shockwaves throughout the country when he suggested putting an end to birthright citizenship—a Constitutional right protected by the 14th Amendment. The move has drawn ire from both sides of the political aisle.read more
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“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
— Thomas Jefferson
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“You cannot run a functioning democracy unless you have acceptable sources of objective facts…otherwise, we’re just going to become two shrieking bands of people who automatically distrust anything that comes from the other side.”
— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)