The most famous Emancipation holiday symbolizes the ongoing struggle for equality.
Abdallah Fayyad“As a national holiday, Juneteenth, immersed as it is both in the canon of old history and in the ongoing struggle for civil rights, would be the only one that celebrates liberty in America as it actually is: delayed.” -@fivefifths
Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.
Abdallah Fayyad“American workers are struggling in large part because they are underpaid—and they are underpaid because 40 years of trickle-down policies have rigged the economy in favor of wealthy people like me.”
There has been little to no wage growth since 2000
Foreign leaders treat the president to pomp and ceremony in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country. It rarely works.
Abdallah Fayyad“Among foreign leaders, the working assumption seems to be that Trump expects and needs shows of devotion, and that if he isn’t diligently courted during his visits, he might leave diplomatic wreckage strewn in his wake.” -@PeterAtlantic
Abdallah Fayyad"It’s not that late people don’t find the airport as stressful as early people, but that their coping mechanisms indicate a fundamentally different approach to the negative parts of life," writes @amandamull
The senator from Minnesota is counting on farmers and other rural voters in Iowa, a state she must win.
Abdallah Fayyad"Her pitch is part nostalgia, both for what the Midwest used to be, and what it never actually was—all wrapped in a sense of what, in other contexts, might be described as identity politics," writes @isaacdovere
For the partners of America’s active-duty service members, finding a stable, well-paid job is often impossible.
Abdallah Fayyad"Of the military spouses who do work, more than half say they are working in positions that they are overqualified for. And many aren’t earning very much: ...military spouses earn on average 26.8 percent less than their nonmilitary peers." from @JaBogen
“Tamales are different not just from country to country, but also from region to region and even from abuela to abuela.”
Abdallah Fayyad“Tamales haven’t been sold en masse in the way that other holiday foods like turkey and honey-baked ham have, she says, because their value comes from the fact that they’re handmade, and from the memories that they evoke.” -@_NatalieEscobar
A Palestinian-American from Michigan and a Somali-American from Minnesota are poised to become the first Muslim women to become members of the U.S. House.
Abdallah FayyadLikely to be the first Muslim women in Congress, these candidates are focusing on the issues that matter their districts: health care, environmental regulation, wages. Pundits are focusing on their identities. Interesting piece from @amalykinz
It is your right as an American to read what you will, to write what you think, and to publish what you believe.
Abdallah Fayyad“The president’s rhetoric doesn’t merely spread division and distrust; it is dangerous, and sick. Like all Americans, he has a right to critique the press. But he is also sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution—and this is what he must do.”
Ahed Tamimi's story highlighted the plight of Palestinian children in Israeli military jails. Hundreds more remain behind bars.
Abdallah Fayyad“I wish that instead of giving them training about interrogations and their rights in prison and what to do if you get arrested, I wish I could take them to swimming training, or karate, or basketball.” interc.pt/2M4e9Jv Read this from @alicesperi
A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute shows that black and Hispanic citizens are more likely than whites to face barriers at the polls—and to fear the future erosion of their basic political rights.
Abdallah Fayyad“Trump’s chances in 2016 may have turned not only on the approval or disapproval of white voters, but also on how effectively state laws, access issues, and social penalties conspired to keep black and Hispanic voters away from polling places.”