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July 23, 2021
Op-ed

You can sense the excitement this summer, the collective feeling of relief in America after a long and grueling year. Across the country, people are closing their screens and getting outside.

And we need it. More than four in 10 American adults — and nearly six in 10 younger adults — reported that the pandemic has had a serious impact on their mental health.

March 26, 2021
Op-ed

Two weeks ago, a Chicago woman was found dead, bound and gagged in a West Side alley. While the details of this case remain under investigation, it brought the brutal issue of violence against women rearing back into the headlines.

May 1, 2020
Op-ed

In 2017, Eric Garner cried three words eleven times before being choked to death by a New York City police officer: “I can’t breathe.”

Garner’s tragic plea shook the heart of the nation with a strong blow to the Black community, and “I can’t breathe” became the battle cry of a historic movement for equal rights and protection under the law. 

Issues:Civil RightsEnergy and Environment
April 8, 2020
Op-ed

Black people will continue to die at disproportionally higher rates than white Americans as a result of COVID-19. It is imperative that black Americans remain hypervigilant.

Issues:Health Care
March 13, 2020
Op-ed

In the medical world, potential side effects are often an expected trade-off for the prescription drugs that help many of us lead healthy lives. Consumers are able to weigh these risks because pharmaceutical companies are required to disclose them.

October 2, 2019
Op-ed

A strong economy that works for everyone: That's what Americans across the country say they want.

Issues:Energy and Environment
August 8, 2019
Op-ed

I was deeply troubled to see the first daughter and senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump, exploit the violence that took place in Chicago this past weekend so as to distract from the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Issues:Gun Control