"That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy. Our chronic refusal as a nation to guarantee that right for all children.... is rooted in a kind of moral blindness, or at least a failure of moral imagination.... It is a failure which threatens our future as a nation of citizens called to a common purpose... tied to one another by a common bond." —Senator Paul Wellstone --- March 31, 2000
A blog by Ron Davis
Professor Ringen's Blog. Why democracy? How democracy?
Cogito Ergo Sum
How institutions and politics can skew policy priorities, worsen inequality, distort debate, damage democracy and harm the public good.
A Septuagenarian's ramblings
"Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills." (Pope Francis, "The Joy of the Gospel," 2014, n. 53)