Policy Essay

Peace Is Not the Result of Violent Repression

An entire lifetime ago, Martin Luther King Jr said that “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” This is self-evident: lack of justice creates upheaval, destroying peace; and when there is a lack of peace, injustice is bound to arise. As anger about police brutality has boiled …

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The Long Overdue Call to Abolish Predatory Policing Policies

Amid mass protest and dissent in the US of late, partially due to decades of rampant unchecked police brutality, there’s been an alarming call to defund and/or “abolish the police”, and frankly, it has many suburbanite white folks in a panic, envisioning cartoon burglar rapists lurking in the bushes, waiting for the last few cops …

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My Case for a Livable Wage

Capitalism’s most fundamental rule is: if workers have no money then business has no customers. Today, with our economy at a practical standstill and federal politicians more interested in serving their donors rather than the people, this is more true than ever before. This sad reality is slammed into all our faces as we waddle through this Covid-19 pandemic.  

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