U.S. political violence driven by new breed of ‘grab-bag’ extremists
November 15, 2023 via Reuters – A new breed of extremist has sparked the deadliest wave of U.S. political violence in decades.
Ohio Lawsuit Punches Back in Battle Over How to Teach Reading
November 3, 2023 via The New York Times – Research shows that most students need systematic sound-it-out reading instruction known as phonics.
A Tangle of Rules to Protect America’s Water Is Falling Short
November 2, 2023 via The New York Times – The Times asked all 50 states how they manage groundwater. The answers show why the country’s aquifers are…
Americans have right to guns. What about public peace?
November 1, 2023 via Christian Science Monitor – Do we have the right to live in peace? And who gets to define what that looks like?
Poll: More religious Americans support the use of political violence
October 25, 2023 via Religion News Service – One-third of white evangelical Protestants support the idea, significantly more than any other religious group.
Americans’ faith in institutions has been sliding for years. The chaos in Congress isn’t helping
October 21, 2023 via AP – The lack of faith extends beyond Congress, with recent polling conducted both before and after the leadership meltdown finding a mistrust in everything…
Republicans are facing death threats as the election for speaker gets mired in personal feuds
October 20, 2023 via AP – Hopelessly divided, Republicans have been arguing for weeks over how to mend their fractured majority. The death threats have only worsened…
Threats couldn’t save Jim Jordan. But Trump-era intimidation has had an impact.
October 20, 2023 via The Washington Post – The holdouts on Jordan’s speaker bid spotlighted a problem that has long lurked beneath the surface.