Most of the world’s violence happens outside of war zones. How have countries and regions, like Sicily and Colombia–not to mention the Wild West of the early US–forge a path to peace? Rachel Kleinfeld‘s brilliant new book explores just that, and gives us not only hope, but profound and realistic analysis.
New Mexico has a new governor and a new legislature. Santa Fe New Mexican Journalists Milan Simonich and Andrew Oxford talk about what we can expect—what changes and what doesn’t—and it’s not all about political parties.
Meet Howie Morales, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. After serving in the NM Senate for over a decade, he ran alongside Michelle Lujan Grisham, and in November they were part of the “blue tsunami” that swept Democrats into every statewide elected office.
Well…yes. Fascism has always been with us, as author and Yale professor Jason Stanley describes in his most recent book — for example, Hitler was inspired by our Jim Crow laws. We discuss the elements of fascist thinking, how to spot them, and how to fight back.
When it comes to the census, New Mexico the most difficult state in the US to get an accurate count of its residents. Why? And why does it matter so much? What are the politics of counting? Sara Solovich of Searchlight New Mexico, tells the story of our sprawling, rural state, and what’s at stake if the count is not accurate.
Mexicans voted for real change in last month’s election. But what will it take to make that change a political reality? We hear from a pair of brilliant activists and law professors, Alejandro Madrazo Lajous and Catalina Perez.
What is the nature of the special relationship between the US and Israel? Why were 60 people killed–11 of them children–earlier this month by Israeli soldiers? What are the possible paths to ending this decades-long conflict? Foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis shares her expertise.
Nafees Hamid talks to terrorists and their families in order to understand who’s vulnerable to radicalization and why … and how nations, institutions, and families can intervene.
New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse-Oliver talks about what it takes to run fair and accurate elections and to register all eligible voters…and we talk about her office’s responsibilities to oversee ethics among state officials.
So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.