In a country obsessed with guns, where lockdown drills are practically part of the curriculum, Florida legislators just voted to allow teachers to be armed in schools. We’re headed for the Wild, Wild West.
They loot tax-funded FEMA, designed to keep us safe during natural disasters, to pay for ICE, which separates, deports, and dehumanizes people. Now it’s up to us to save one another.
Lockdown drills, armed teachers, bulletproof backpacks, and now the proposal to teach kids how to triage one another—have lawmakers lost their minds?
The NRA values American lives at just over a dollar. In the wake of Parkland, Florida mothers and children, the fiercest gun-control activists, are engaged in a multi-pronged battle to trade bulletproof backpacks for real security.
As kids across America participated in #NationalWalkoutDay, some were slapped with suspensions. What should grownups do about it? Take them to school.
The author was among the many activists in Florida who turned up at the Neo Nazi alt-right leader's talk--and exposed him for who he really is: a coward.
What happens when a mural celebrating diversity is quickly defaced with hate messages? Is it just a fight among graffitists? Or is it a comments page writ large, reflecting a nation divided?
Because of this administration, no one is running the NOAA or FEMA. What will happen to Floridians and others hit by disasters when there are no warnings or recovery aid?
Before Trump, town halls were hardly newsworthy. But enraged voters are sounding off on their lawmakers like Florida Rep. Ted Yoho—and giving them a crash course in civics.
Maybe. But be careful what you wish for