Commentary

Breann-Rothstein

A Multi-Faceted Approach to the Housing Crisis

A common misconception about housing is that its primary purpose is to create homes for people. In reality, the primary purpose of housing development is to make money for investors.

  • 01/11/2022
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The Ebb and Flow of Cancer

The fear that is most palpable to me is about the changes and loss of normalcy that will come between now and the end.

  • 12/28/2021
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Elder to Ancestor

My internalized oppressions shamed and screamed, “You did not do enough! Do something! Do more!”

  • 11/30/2021
Alicia

VIEW: Alicia Gibson on Guaranteed Basic Income

American culture relies on a myth of prosperity that justifies income inequality — we assume anyone can get ahead equally, which is not true if you look at cost of living and pay gaps.

  • 11/21/2021
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Talking About Healthy Ecosystems

I really hope we realize that we cannot wait for some catastrophic event to respond.

  • 10/27/2021
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Perspective: On the Range and in the City

We all have stakes in what this region means to us and our families. What if we acknowledged the complexities?

  • 10/27/2021
Becky Cole

Protecting Home Owners

There are very few protections for homeowners who are part of Common Interest Communities (CIC). There are few substantial means of accountability for the boards who run associations.

  • 10/25/2021
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Educating Afghan Girls

With a teacher, a net connection, and information-filled digital devices tucked safely in the palms of their sweet little hands, who could stop these girls from learning?

  • 10/17/2021
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Welcoming Afghans for the Long Haul

In a Minnesota hotel last week, the hallways are full of recently arrived people from Afghanistan. Some of the doors

  • 10/17/2021
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Going to the Source: A Commentary About Abortion

I am writing this commentary after years of being fed up with the simplistic nature of the abortion debate. I see what is happening in Texas.

  • 10/16/2021
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Reporting Assault

I never wanted the rapist in jail. I wanted him to see what happened in that room in the same way I do.

  • 09/24/2021
suzannwillhite

VIEW: Hypocrisy

I believe that if you agree with a value, it should apply whatever “side” you are on.

  • 09/13/2021