The time has come for Americans to embrace mental wellness

by in CITIZEN | August 1, 2018

It’s been a week since singer and mental wellness advocate Demi Lovato was hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose. People on Twitter are continuing conversations about her addiction and anxiety struggles. Andy Spade, the widower of late designer Kate Spade, posted an Instagram tribute to her, two months after her suicide. But while many openly ... continue »

Want a more perfect union? 51 tribal cues that unite and divide us

by in CITIZEN | May 11, 2018

How you react to the above images says much about your politics. The groups pictured are two of the most politically divided organizations in today’s American society. They exemplify how certain concepts have become tribal cues that are triggers for some people and landmines for others. Institutions including Black Lives Matter, The Tea Party, the ... continue »

Fed up: Why teacher strikes and #RedforEd are taking hold now

by in CITIZEN | May 4, 2018

Teachers across the nation have been striking amid wage and budget cuts despite opposition attacks and even threats of jail time. Yet, Americans overwhelmingly support teachers’ right to strike, according to recent survey by NPR and Ipsos. America’s teachers have reached a boiling point and the public has, too. The question is why now? “Through ... continue »