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October 20, 2022
Civil War Isn’t on the Horizon—the Original Battle Never Ended
Those in the media sounding the alarm about civil unrest are right to be worried, but popular explorations of the term “civil war” don’t go far enough.
October 18, 2022
Trump Toadies Control the Republican Party
The Republican Party’s official agenda is a capitulation to extremists and a display of distortion and aggression.
October 13, 2022
Banning Books Is a Threat to Public Education
To say nothing of the fact that we don’t value reading enough in the first place!
September 20, 2022
Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue
One-state reality… Documenting January 6… Leaving water for migrants…
December 23, 2021
The Black Core of the Culture War
Something happened to Black discourse on the way to the backlash—and that’s no joke.
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November 2, 2021
How the War Over Critical Race Theory Affects Native Americans
The current backlash against teaching the truth about our history has added fresh insult to the long legacy of injuries to America’s Indigenous inhabitants.
October 29, 2021
The Use and Disadvantage of Doctrine in the Classroom
What does the debate over critical race theory in schools tell us about the place of doctrine in education?
October 28, 2021
The GOP’s Grievance Industrial Complex Invades the Classroom
When parents become a posse of vigilantes, outrage is in the saddle instead of teaching or learning.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
August 2, 2021
The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All
If the government is already struggling to protect iconic creatures like wolves from extinction in the wild, how will it handle the daunting future?
July 27, 2021
Upcoming Culture War Battles
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