Commentary


NC Faith Leader Calls On Tillis, Burr to Back Equality Bill: ‘Love Thy Neighbor … Means Every Neighbor’

The head of the NC Council of Churches calls on the state’s two US senators to speak up for LGBTQ rights.

Virginia residents don't need a photo ID anymore when they go to vote.
Qasim Rashid: Georgia’s Anti-Voting Laws Offer Cautionary Tale

STAFFORD-Unlike in Virginia, where new laws expanded voting rights, Georgia's recent anti-voting laws show how it all can quickly go bad.

A voting sign on a wall in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Congress Needs to Fix Backlog That Silenced 300,000 Potential Immigrant Voters by Passing the Citizenship Act

The Trump administration's citizenship backlog cheated 300,000 immigrants out of exercising their voting rights. It is unfair that they should wait any longer—Congress must ratify the US Citizenship Act of 2021.

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I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.

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I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom Who Planned to Start Working in 2020. Then COVID Happened.

Without the aid of the public school system, our society simply fails to factor in child care, and it’s women who are tasked with resolving this issue for their families.

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Vote in the GA Runoffs So Average Americans Like My Parents Have a Shot at Getting More COVID Relief

Perdue and Loeffler are among the wealthiest members of the Senate. And they're trying to earn the vote of average, working-class Georgians like my mom and dad.

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Pandemic Poultry and 18th Century Menswear: COVID Let Me Embrace My Inner Weirdness

By September, I had become the kind of guy who wanders around the garden in a combination of historical menswear and faded sweatpants, casually referring to himself as “basically a hobbit.”