More to Come showcases some good news before taking a winter break to finish a manuscript.
Writers with online platforms you can turn to for help in providing clarity and context for our times.
Democracy’s defenders need to undertake constant work on multiple fronts to beat back the lies.
It is hard work to build a better America for everyone.
Three stories on how agendas often shape our historical narratives.
Articles on the relevance of history, Brexit, steps to save democracy, and a famous Martin D-28.
Author, educator, and lawyer Teri Kanefield writes very smart posts about the law, books, and politics on her Teri Kanefield blog.* This morning she posted thoughts on why those who believe in democracy need to educate themselves on what it takes to keep that system of government. To use one of my favorite baseball metaphors, she hits it out of the park. I’m working on a post that looks at different aspects of our history, but that makes essentially the same point as Kanefield: “Many liberals and Trump critics have the idea that the United States has always been a liberal democracy — and then along came Trump, pulling the wool over his followers’ eyes and battering our democratic institutions. In fact, America didn’t start to move toward a true liberal democracy until Brown v. Board, the 1954 Supreme Court case that declared racial segregation unconstitutional. Brown sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement, which in turn gave rise to the women’s rights movement. Liberals cheered these changes. Many did not. Trump is riding the backlash from those changes. For …