Dan Crenshaw is building a young activist army, one summit at a time

The crowd — hundreds of teenagers and 20-year-old conservatives largely from Texas — went absolutely wild. “Like a good politician, I have to say Congressman Crenshaw is what you’ll see next,” Crenshaw said. “I don’t know, you know, but to answer that honestly, always will keep options open.” It was a brief moment in a […]

Minority rule: How the Supreme Court upended the lives of millions

Over the past weeks, multiple crises have merged: a crisis of democracy with the most significant attack on voting rights since Reconstruction; a climate crisis with lives and livelihoods upended in the Gulf Coast and the Northeast by extreme weather events and in the West by a stunning fire season; and an economic crisis in […]

How the increasingly popular community schools model is boosting rural America

The often hidden reality of rural schools in America is that a higher percentage of students in rural areas live in poverty compared to metro school districts, according to a 2021 profile of rural schools done by Ohio teacher Daniel Bailey for Edutopia. These students also tend to face unique challenges, including limited access to […]

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Get Polite After Inspiration4 Launch

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are two of the world’s wealthiest men. Both own private rocket companies. And in public, their relationship has been characterized by conflict. In one notable put down, Mr. Musk responded, “Jeff who?” when an interviewer inquired about competition between SpaceX and Mr. Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin (which recently carried […]

GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez: I’m Out for 2022 Because of Trump

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) said in an interview Thursday that he would not run for re-election in 2022 because of former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party. Gonzalez was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, and the former president backed Gonzalez’s primary opponent in retaliation. Speaking to The New York […]

The psychology behind right-wing authoritarians’ denial of science

by Adrian Bardon, Wake Forest University Vaccine refusal is a major reason COVID-19 infections continue to surge in the U.S. Safe and effective vaccines have been available for months, but as of mid-September 2021, only 65% of eligible American adults are fully vaccinated. In many areas, a majority of eligible adults haven’t taken advantage of […]

How Trump is making it difficult for Republicans to win

The absurd recall election to replace California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, is upon us. All registered voters in California were sent mail-in ballots weeks ago and Tuesday is the last day for people to either turn them in or vote in person. So far, turnout has been much better than anyone expected for this weirdly […]