Frank Fear: The number and size of mega-gifts have risen so rapidly that the threshold for gifts to be so-classified has moved from $50 million in 2012 to $300 million in 2017.
Frank Fear: Despite uneven results, I continue to believe that our Sisyphus-like work will eventually win-out, that a Progressive America is more of a possibility than a chimera.
Frank Fear: Nearly 90% of those polled believe that party-affiliated politicians don’t care what they think, while two-thirds feel devalued when they compare themselves to party-affiliated voters.
Frank Fear: You’ve experienced ‘it’ – the neoliberal turn of America’s social institutions—the unrelenting mission of steering America’s social institutions from Progressive to Neoliberal, that is, from serving the public good to optimizing self-serving benefits.
Frank Fear: Over the years I didn’t spend much time thinking about what had happened to me. But like a recurring nightmare, others’ stories never, ever went away. Here and abroad. Church cover-up. Over and over again.
Frank Fear: What happened at Maryland isn’t a football story only. It’s very much an indictment of higher education, the institution.
Frank Fear: Many families have faced (and will face) a knotty micro-reality: their children may not be able to provide their kids with the range of advantages they experienced in youth.
Frank Fear: We experienced Americans who reject science, use “alternative facts” to explain phenomena, and politicize a subject by turning it upside-down and inside-out.
Frank Fear: I do question is why the Dems are celebrating her victory in NY’s 14th as theirs. Yes, Ocasio-Cortez ran as a Democrat but, to her core, she’s a Democratic Socialist. It’s best not to conflate the two.
Frank Fear and Terry Link: We encourage Progressives to analyze the Commentary section of their local newspapers. Express concern/offer congratulations based on what you find.
Frank Fear: Because the sector survives on philanthropy, charitable donations are lingua franca. But money—a means to serve the public good—all too often becomes an end.
Frank Fear: It didn’t take long for me to appreciate Bourdain’s uniqueness. I concluded he was to popular culture what Bernie was to politics—a Progressive without peer.
Frank Fear: Bottom line, Mr. Trump, is that you’ve jumped on the League and NFL players for political reasons. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.