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

Democrats have to channel public anger at a worthy target: Republican antivaxxers

Vice President Kamala Harris getting her second vaccine shot

The solution is called fusion voting and it’s as old as the republic.

Abraham Lincoln, highlighted in red, at the dedication of the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery, November 19, 1863

“What you search for, what you buy, what shows you watch, what pills you take, what you say to Alexa and who’s at your front door” — it’s all accessible.

Amazon isn’t just listening to you; it’s letting others spy on you too.

A tiny provision of the act recently passed by the House gives local newsrooms a major tax break

Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash

Allowing elected officials and government workers to be intimidated into resigning is how fascism slowly wins

The Boogaloo Boys stand on the steps of the Capitol Building during a rally on October 17, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. The Boogaloo boys attempted to distance themselves from the Wolverine Watchmen who plotted to kidnap Michigans Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Two of the men arrested in the plot were affiliated with the Boogaloo Boys. (Photo by Seth Herald/Getty Images)

“In a lot of ways Facebook is more like a government than a traditional company. . .” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook post, July 7, 2016

Map of global connections between users of Facebook and its other platforms

Like nuclear energy, social media generates power, but its use also requires strict guardrails.

Photo by Vladyslav Cherkasenko on Unsplash

In some places, progressives pushed their agenda forward, in others, conservatives wrested control

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who lost his re-election bid to Republican Glenn Youngkin, during an election night event on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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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