Black churches can lead the way on voting rights

By Rev. Susan K. Smith and Rev. Levon C. Manzie We suspected it for years, and now we know it: Jim Crow was never dead. You might even say he was too mean to die. We...

Federal policy has failed to protect Indigenous women

By Sheena L. Gilbert, University of Nebraska Omaha; Emily Wright, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Tara N. Richards, University of Nebraska Omaha Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have an opportunity to fix a longstanding problem...

Voting against medals for cops, 21 Republicans hit a new low in insurrection denial

So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol? Desperate enough that 21 of them voted against a slam-dunk of a bill earlier this...

How can we do higher quality early childhood programs in Ohio?

One provision in the Ohio Senate’s new $75 million budget passed last week that has garnered plenty of attention has to do with Step Up to Quality, the state’s system for promoting quality in...

States with strong lockdowns had better economies and fewer deaths

Just as there’s a lot of sketchy Anti-Vaxxer Propaganda, there are also a lot of flawed attacks upon lockdowns.  But just as lockdowns did shut down the skyrocketing death rates, new economic data reveals...

Denying a financial lifeline to the poorest Ohioans is not the ‘Christian thing to...

“It’s not a Christian thing to do, it’s not in the Judeo-Christian tradition to hurt people.” That was Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine a year ago, chastising churches who insisted on holding large services during...
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