Ciricahua Apache students at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania in the 1880s, after four months at the school. (Library of Congress photo)

Russia’s reported abduction of Ukrainian children echoes other genocidal policies

BY: - May 17, 2022

Allegations have emerged recently that Ukrainian children are being forcibly removed from their country by Russia. Once there, they are put up for adoption.  These tactics are horrific, but far from rare. There is a long history of military aggressors forcibly transferring enemy children from their home countries as a means of sowing chaos and […]

No easy formula. (Stefani Reynolds | AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s what’s behind the U.S. infant formula shortage

BY: - May 16, 2022

A baby formula shortage has added to the woes of American parents already confronted with the pressures of raising an infant during a pandemic in a country ranked low for family-friendly policies. Media reports have highlighted the plight of mothers, fathers, and caregivers across the U.S. who have scrambled to find scarce supplies, or driven […]

LANSING, MI - JANUARY 06: Donald Trump Supporters march around the Michigan State Capitol Building to protest the certification of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States on January 6, 2021 in Lansing, Michigan. Trump supporters gathered at state capitals across the country to protest today's ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Misinformation is deadly. What are we going to do about it?

BY: - May 13, 2022

Misinformation kills humans and democracy. All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to society. All of us are affected by it, regardless of whether we use social media. And all of us need to do something about it.

Volunteers unfurl a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall Oct. 20, 2010, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images).

What the Founders meant by ‘virtue,’ and how it could save our politics now

BY: - May 12, 2022

Writing in his diary in the spring of 1759, John Adams mused aloud on the images that were likely to run through his head as he found himself lapsing into a thoughtful mood. “In such silent scenes, as riding or walking thro the Woods or sitting alone in my Chamber, or lying awake in my Bed, my Thoughts […]

Downtown Juneau catches light from the sunset on May 6, 2022. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

The Alaska Beacon launches with the goal of a better-informed state

BY: - May 11, 2022

The Beacon aims to serve as a watchdog, looking out for how public dollars are being spent and public needs are being met.

U.S Supreme Court, courtesy photo.

The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy

BY: - May 11, 2022

All segments of the ideological spectrum seem to concur that the secrecy of the high court’s decision-making process — including its deliberations — is sacrosanct. But should it be?