(The Croton Aqueduct Trail, November 2015; author photo)

The GOP’s leading obstructionist and spin-master slipped on Wednesday.

Billions in Biden’s first rescue package have yet to reach people.

President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, March 11, 2021. “Help is here,” he said. Well, kinda.

A DC court ruling has given the FTC the power to potentially take the company apart

Source Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s F8 Conference, 2014 (photo by Maurizio Pesce)

What a close look at the Senate’s leading obstructionist shows about the voting rights debate

Senator Mitch McConnell speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (photo by Gage Skidmore)

Times are less bleak when we realize we’re not alone

Alex Kack, aka “Green Shirt Guy,” cracking up at two anti-immigrant wackos at a Tuscon city council meeting, 2019

A year later, many are silent exactly when they should be speaking out

If Don’t Look Up, the hit movie, is going to change anything, it will only be if climate organizers seize the opportunity.

Don’t read on if you haven’t seen it and plan to, because spoilers.

Meryl Streep in her role as President of the United States in Don’t Look Up

Micah Sifry

Co-founder Civic Hall. Publisher of The Connector newsletter (find it on Substack). Board member Consumer Reports, Public Lab.

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