election

What I told my students after the election

What I told my students after the election

There are lots of reasons to remain hopeful

ONE OF THE biggest things that kept me awake on Tuesday night was how I would help my eighth grade civics class process this election, especially since I spent Tuesday’s class reviewing the Electoral College and showing them projections from fivethirtyeight.com.  After the results came in on Tuesday, I thought Wednesday was going to be one(...)

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The shock heard ‘round the world

The shock heard ‘round the world

Trump stuns the established order

DONALD TRUMP WAS elected president, upending the expectations set by virtually every poll going into Tuesday’s election. He won despite alienating and attacking everyone from Hispanics to Gold Star families, calling war hero (and fellow Republican) John McCain a loser, and boasting of his celebrity-fueled ability to grab women’s genitals at will. None of it(...)

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