Scoundrel Time

Author - Ellen Louise Ray

Protecting Immigrant Rights

In the resistance, as in so many of our personal battles, we often forget to pause and reflect upon what we have accomplished. But this week marks an important victory—neither the Senate’s revision of the healthcare bill nor the motion to repeal the...

Examining Education

Schools are a microcosm of society, and what young people learn there goes far beyond classroom instruction. Students replicate the social stratification they learn in their primary and secondary institutions, and many of these institutions are...

The New Patriotism: Resistance

It’s July 4th week, and, if you’re in the States, you’re probably seeing stars and stripes everywhere: streamers, t-shirts, overpriced throw-pillows. Patriotism is deeply embedded in our national identity, and this time of year has many of us...

Battling Islamophobia

The Senate Healthcare bill—which the American Medical Association has criticized for its failure to “first, do no harm”—is weighing heavily on our minds this week. If you haven’t yet let your senators know your feelings about the bill, now is the...

Fighting for Racial Justice

Monday, June 19th marked the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth: the day—more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation—when slavery in the United States finally came to an end. But a century and a half later, our country remains crippled by...

Health of Our Planet, Health of Our People

It’s June—reign of the longest days of the year (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). But despite the extra hours of sunlight, the darkness these last few weeks has felt oppressive. Donald Trump gave the middle finger to the planet and the nations...