We are not bystanders: 2017 Women’s March in DC

Peaceful protests are a feature of our democracy, guaranteed under the First Amendment. People across the globe marched on Saturday, as demonstrators gathered a day after the inauguration of President Trump. Estimates vary, but half a million or more people converged on Washington, DC, the largest of the world-wide Women’s Marches; Antarctica may have had the…

Mind your Waste

Sometimes I start writing one thing and another shows up on the screen.  If that magic only translated into a self-writing research paper to complete the requirement that is currently breathing down my neck as the end of semester draws near. This story is more interesting than analyzing how well schools educate for democratic citizenship…

Democracy in action

At dawn’s early light on Tuesday, the line of voters stretched for hundreds of feet, not unlike Black Friday sales events. By mid-morning, the line had grown even longer. Voters were out in force, committed to making their voices heard. For months, the election was THE topic of conversation, more than the unseasonably warm November sunshine or…