Eight Proposed Rules for Sustaining Democratic Autonomy and Local Resilience in Public “Council System” Meetings:

1. You are here only as citizens in your capacity as individual human persons; that plus the facts of your natality—that we are all born into this world—and your mortality—that we shall all die within a span of roughly 100 years—are the unique sources of our moral and political equality, on which the Constitutional notion … More Eight Proposed Rules for Sustaining Democratic Autonomy and Local Resilience in Public “Council System” Meetings:

ON REPARATIONS

Ta-Nehisi Coates was absolutely right to take chide Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his ignorance of America’s actual heritage of collective moral responsibility. “We are American citizens and thus bound to a collective enterprise that extends beyond our individual and personal reach.” Reparations, Coates observed, are “a dilemma of inheritance.” McConnell’s evasive cop-out has the … More ON REPARATIONS