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Stacia Datskovska

Twitter is quick to attack young journalists. Take it from me.

What followed the publication of my op-ed was an onslaught of online hate.

Priscilla H. Douglas

The reawakening of ‘woke-ism’

For centuries its meaning was straightforward. Who could imagine that a word could be catapulted so far from its true meaning?


I covered Mel King as a ‘radical’ instead of a visionary ahead of his time

I believe in the power of protest, yet I presented King as a threat to the power structure. But King saw his mission as something very different.


Supreme Court’s new target: the Americans with Disabilities Act

A ruling could essentially rewrite the ADA, which was designed to put enforcement partly in the hands of those best positioned to recognize public access discrimination: those with disabilities.

Marilyn Waite

Climate financing is finally here, but will there be equity?

Financial regulators are failing to adequately address the intersections of climate investing and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This failure risks continuing the long history of oppressive financial policies.

Andrew J. Perrin and Christian Lundberg

People deserve safety on college campuses. Ideas don’t.

The best way to break the campus echo chamber is to open up campuses to better argumentative practices.


Woke is easy to define. It’s harder to fight.

Wokeness isn’t designed to uplift and unify. Its purpose is to tear down and divide.

Christopher R. Knittel

Your electric bill shouldn’t be so high. Here’s how to fix it.

The effect of the state’s flawed electricity pricing system on incentives to electrify is enormous.