Joel’s interest in politics is driven by two key passions: decentralizing the economy and freedom of speech. “The first speech I gave as a lawmaker was on a bill to extend First Amendment protections to student newspapers, protecting students from school administrator censorship,” Joel told me. “In my mind, that’s a big part of what the Democratic Party was all about.” Continue Reading →
Perhaps the strongest voice for civic engagement is … Erik Hagerman himself. In that Times story, Hagerman says, “I had been paying attention to the news for decades and I never did anything with it.” Well, that’s your first problem, Erik. You should’ve done something.
Because as my friend Miriam Kashia likes to say, “Action is the antidote to despair.” Continue Reading →
Let’s nominate Eddie Mauro — a voice for climate action, an advocate for the poor, and a strong challenger to unseat Joni Ernst in November. Continue Reading →