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The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Sheila Jasanoff

The intellectual demands of the 21st century, as well as the demands of democratic life, are best met by preserving plural definitions of a good education.

Deborah Meier

The state must undertake all action necessary to end the social processes that continue to perpetuate the near-caste structure of American society.

Owen Fiss

Even as globalization makes us complicit in terrible abuses of workers, it opens up new possibilities for public action.

Dara O’Rourke Archon Fung Charles Sabel

Black problems are real, and often getting worse. We need new leadership community-based leadership in the black community.

Eva T. Thorne Eugene F. Rivers III

Emerging technologies increase people’s ability to wall themselves off from topics and opinions that they would prefer to avoid, creating serious dangers.

Cass Sunstein
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America’s voting technologies are gravely inefficient, but solutions are less complicated than many politicians have indicated.

Stephen Ansolabehere

Palestine should be transformed into a secular state—a constitutional-liberal state, with Arabs and Jews as its national citizens.

Lama Abu-Odeh
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If we do not take the needs of working families as a keystone, the gaps between poor and rich children will only grow wider.

Jody Heymann

The silent theft of our shared assets and civic inheritance need not continue.

David Bollier

Can democracy protect us against terrorism?

Elaine Scarry

As politically tempting as the trade-off of immigrants’ liberties for our security may appear, we should resist it for reasons of principle, pragmatism, and self-interest.

David Cole

1.2% of the GDP. That’s all it would take to green the economy.

Robert Pollin