So far this year, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills designed to rein in protesters--by, for example, banning the use of masks during protests or by indemnifying drivers who strike activists with their cars.
Laws like this jeopardize free speech, needless to say. But they also tend to mutate over time, serving new and unintended purposes long after the protesters they were meant to control have started collecting Social Security. We know this because we have followed this playbook before, almost to the letter.
“Let it be said at once: Trump’s victory is primarily due to the explosion in economic and territorial inequality in the United States over several decades and the incapacity of successive governments to deal with these.” – Thomas Piketty, economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in Le Monde on Nov. 15, 2016
31st Jan 2017 in General
Is the real cause of America's education mediocrity the number of single-parent families we have?
Why is a giant coffee company helping its workers pay rent and attend college?
3rd Feb 2016 in General
In one American city, teachers are finally paid like true professionals. Why does it seem like no one has noticed?
How will we manage the vaguely menacing marvels that we’ve built?
16th Oct 2015 in General
Who's to blame for a stampede on holy ground?
10 ways to generate conversation about The Smartest Kids in book clubs, bars & teacher lounges.
A group of middle-school kids and educators demonstrated a live math lesson on Capitol Hill yesterday.
Three Cincinnati high school students created their own websites all about The Smartest Kids in the World.