Caroline Heldman

Kids at the border

25 Jun: Decent People

In the face of Trump’s cruelty, and the indecent people who enable his cruelty, decent people must set aside norms of civility and push back at every turn. Because democracy and decency are more important than civility. 


24 Dec: On Celebrating Kwanzaa

I can’t think of a better way to bring in 2018 than to learn more about the history of the people who built the Capitol Building, the White House, the U.S. economy, and the world economy, while reflecting upon unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, collective economics, purpose, creativity, and faith with loved ones.

Greed is Good

20 Dec: Five Myths About the Trump Tax Plan

Democracy suffers when the largest tax reform in three decades that is opposed by a majority of Americans is signed by a president voted in by only 19.5% of the electorate, who has approval from just 35% of Americans (the lowest of any president in their first year) and 41% want to impeach. This is a fundamental violation of government of the people, by the people, and for the people.