Laura Overstreet

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The real reason black voters didn’t turn out for Hillary Clinton — and how to fix it

GOP voter suppression efforts are the key to combatting a changing demographic that trends blue<p>Black turnout was down in the 2016 election — but not for the reason you might think.<p>Among early voting results, fewer African-Americans than expected turned to vote for Democratic presidential nominee …

What to Say to the Women in Your Life Today

Millions of Americans voted for a misogynist. Now what?<p>Today, American women woke up in a country where the so-close possibility of a female president has been foreclosed upon (at least for now). We woke up in a country soon to be run by a man who has boasted about committing sexual assault, who …

Feminism

Paul Ryan declares a ‘mandate’ for Donald Trump

For much of the fall, Republicans were eager to argue that Hillary Clinton, if she won the election, should not have a “mandate” to pursue her policy …

The misogyny apocalypse: Turns out being white and male counts for more than intelligence, grace or decency

It was unimaginable that America would self-destruct rather than elect a female president. But that’s what happened<p>I just keep thinking about that CNN screenshot: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, standing next to his wife Melania while they voted on Tuesday morning, looking over at her …

I got slimed by Rush: The real story of how Stephen Colbert schooled Limbaugh on U.S. history, patriotism

Rush attacked my Salon piece, dismissed me as “professorette” — and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger<p>There seems little doubt that nuance, subtle thinking and critical insight are well beyond the grasp of Rush Limbaugh. So this piece is not directed at him. But the power of his …

During Period III, we are focused on critical thinking and problem solving . . .

Monday, January 14 is the start of our 3rd learning period. Each period, we focus on certain aspects of being a good learner. This period we are …