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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.
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.
The state must undertake all action necessary to end the social processes that continue to perpetuate the near-caste structure of American society.
Even as globalization makes us complicit in terrible abuses of workers, it opens up new possibilities for public action.
Black problems are real, and often getting worse. We need new leadership community-based leadership in the black community.
Emerging technologies increase people’s ability to wall themselves off from topics and opinions that they would prefer to avoid, creating serious dangers.
America’s voting technologies are gravely inefficient, but solutions are less complicated than many politicians have indicated.
Palestine should be transformed into a secular state—a constitutional-liberal state, with Arabs and Jews as its national citizens.
If we do not take the needs of working families as a keystone, the gaps between poor and rich children will only grow wider.
The silent theft of our shared assets and civic inheritance need not continue.
Can democracy protect us against terrorism?
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.
1.2% of the GDP. That’s all it would take to green the economy.