Voting yes on Amendment 2 brings federal dollars back to Missouri to serve the people who deserve them. Statewide, that means 230,000 hard-working people – including 36,000 Black Missourians – will have access to health care they currently cannot afford.
If universities want to reopen and stay open, administrators need to adopt a compassionate and realistic approach that supports students in staying socially connected and mentally healthy—not just free of coronavirus infection.
As Americans lose confidence in democratic institutions at the national level, the country’s least democratic branch of government looks better and better.
Given that universal mask wearing might be the next step for the country’s fight against Covid-19, it is in all of our best interests if we help each other learn to tolerate and then overcome our anxieties about wearing them.
Whether we move statues or keep them in place, our history in all its complexity needs to remain in plain sight. We cannot lock it behind walls or barricade it with cement. We need to move through that place of pain until the statues themselves become irrelevant.