Local Politics

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Photo by benedek/iStock / Getty Images

Sometimes here at MCW, we get caught up in national politics, but much of the work that goes into creating a functional social safety net happens closer to home. Education, housing, park space, and even environmental compliance are all handled at the town, city, and state levels. Today we’re talking about upcoming local and state elections and how to get involved.

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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Photo by Mar Bocatcat on Unsplash

Photo by Mar Bocatcat on Unsplash

More and more cities and states in the United States are replacing celebrations of Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Today’s workout takes as its starting point the rich diversity of Native peoples in the Americas and the challenges they face to their sovereignty and ways of life after more than five centuries of colonization that continues to this day.

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Nuclear North Korea

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Right now, U.S.–North Korea relations are frankly terrifying to a lot of people. Experts such as William J. Perry, the secretary of defense under President Clinton, have pointed out that Trump’s Twitter-based ridicule of Kim Jong-un is extremely dangerous. Congress may not be able to rein in Trump’s Twitter account, but they can rein in the president's control over nuclear weapons. Time to take action, because recent events are no laughing matter.

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