The Present is Female: Campaigning for Democratic Candidates in an All-Republican Township

I found myself in the unlikely position earlier a week ago of calling up a hundred residents of my hometown of Harding, New Jersey, to advocate for two pro-choice Democratic female candidates for the township committee. Unlikely because Democrats rarely even run for—much less win—elected office in Harding. The center Read More …

Fight This Hate: A Weekly Roundup

A New Non-Violent Resistance Movement? In North Carolina, William J. Barber II, pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church announced “a new moral movement to challenge the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and America’s distorted national morality.” Announced fifty years Read More …

Letter From Trenton: Celebrating The Colinde With Generations Of Romanian Immigrants

St. Basil’s Romanian Catholic Church on Adeline Street in Trenton, New Jersey is a sandstone building built by immigrants, including two of my great-great-grandfathers. Nearly one hundred Romanian immigrants and their descendants gather in its basement on the Sunday before Christmas to sing Romanian carols Read More …