Citizens/citizenship

Trumpland

This article, “Fundamentalism, racism, fear and propaganda: An insider explains why rural, Christian white America will never change,” caught my attention recently. The author begins: As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is still being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over […]

Saturday Morning Musings

It took a monumental event to bring me out of my blogging wilderness. Brexit is a cautionary tale for all who are concerned about the future of democracy and the role of its citizens.

Libraries and Jack Layton

Two of my librarian tweeps were outside Roy Thompson Hall for Jack Layton’s state funeral Saturday. Jack Layton was the recently deceased leader of the Canadian social democratic party, the New Democratic Party (NDP). Noting their presence, I tweeted, “Librarians love Jack Layton.” This  observation set me on a path to the realization that the […]