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Sue Lani Madsen: Demographics are not destiny in politics

Reports following the domestic terrorist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store have pushed the phrase “great replacement theory” into the vocabulary. It’s being used as a weapon to otherize with fear and division at a time when we need to be building unity.
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Sue Lani Madsen: Taking action on abortion

A 2019 Notre Dame study based on personal interviews instead of limited choice surveys found most Americans don’t talk much about abortion, and they hate being labeled. Lack of information and a fear of being dragged into the political mud keep them quiet. Meanwhile, gloomy reporting on a possible decision overturning Roe v. Wade has stirred up visions of a Taliban-like future if the Supreme Court decides it’s an issue that must once again be left to each state to sort out. Barricades have been erected around the Supreme Court building in anticipation of an angry “pro-choice” mob attempting to storm the doors when the decision is announced. Five of the justices have been threatened by protesting crowds on their front lawns.

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