2022

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America needs to stop being ‘exceptional...
2022

From the second a child is born, a parent’s entire world changes. Everything revolves around the new baby and there is nothing they wouldn’t sacrifice for it. Yet, within days of bringing a new life into the world, mothers and fathers in the United States are not thinking about their child, they’re thinking about getting...

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Disrupting the duopoly
2022

In America, the duopoly — the Republican and Democratic parties which dominate politics — is ripe for disruption. Dissatisfaction reached record highs as Joe Biden took the oath of office in January 2021, with 50% of Americans identifying as independents and just 25% identifying with each of the major parties. Yet these political parties remain...

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Fixing qualified immunity
2022

Last week, the US Supreme Court reinforced its support for qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that has been widely criticized for protecting police officers who abuse their authority or behave irresponsibly. The simplest method for reform remains with Congress; the legislative package supported by the American Union in 2022 will clarify the underlying law and reshape qualified...

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Applying Dr. King’s six philosophi...
2022

April 4, 2022, marks 54 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. King had gone there for the second time in a month to march alongside the city’s striking sanitation workers. They demanded dignity and better wages, and King recognized that a strong union...

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Lessons from Pearl Harbor
2022

Ships burn during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Photo: Wikimedia Commons After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt said that December 7th, 1941, was “a day which will live in infamy.” Eighty years later, his prediction seems to be holding up well. The geopolitical effects of America joining World War Two are well...

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An open letter to candidates for Federal...
2022

Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash Dear candidates for federal office, The coronavirus pandemic has burned up our social contract, but like a phoenix, we can emerge from the ashes as a nation reborn. The guidance for such a transformation can be found in the Constitution, and the five duties of all Americans contained in the preamble. Inspired...