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College should be free

There was little that was surprising in the Supreme Court’srecent decision banning race-conscious collegeadmissions. The court’s ultra-conservative majority hadbeen expected to make a ruling implicitly stating that thelingering effects of[…]

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What ‘right to life’?

Since the 1980s and the rise of the so-called Moral Majority — a politically influentialgroup who married conservative Christians to the Republican Party — I’ve searched forsigns of Christian charity and[…]

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A perilous warming world

Aware of one climate disaster after another, I’ve beenthinking a lot about the late, great Octavia Butler, whoforesaw the effects of climate change — and our failure toforestall it —[…]

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