In Chennai, India's sixth-largest city, the reservoirs are literally drying up. How are its citizens — and the government — responding?
DadTake note of the water crisis in Chennai. It’s a big deal, and one more harbinger of what the confluence of policy failure and a changing climate can bring: not just drought and thirst, but political instability
The long-term effects of discriminatory mortgage lending practices may be impacting public health
DadI’ve written about how black children have much higher asthma rates than white kids. Here’s more data on the historical mechanisms. A new UC Berkeley analysis of redlined neighborhoods in CA indicates those places have higher pollution and asthma rates
Among pregnancy-related deaths for which timing was known, approximately three in five pregnancy-related deaths were preventable.
DadI know we’ve gotten some good coverage of the maternal mortality crisis for women of color, but I think it should be treated by media as one of the handful of urgent policy issues we should ask every candidate about and keep on the front pages
DadI prefer taking the Amtrak everywhere, especially on long rides. So I really enjoyed this @caityweaver piece on taking a transcontinental sleeper car, and it being an amazing piece of writing didn’t hurt
DadHey everyone, I’m hoping you can signal-boost this and maybe give a couple dollars:
I’m raising money for students from Princeville, NC, a town that’s been hit hard by floods, to make their first field trip to Washington, DC since the last big flood
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says disenfranchisement is one of the “three biggest issues that we face as a country.”
DadAmong all the things that seem possible if Democrats do pull off the trifecta in 2020, D.C. statehood is one that I don’t think gets enough thought. Sen. Schumer tells me it’s on the agenda, and it’ll be a campaign issue come then
DadTalked to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about Senate Democrats’ new voting-rights agenda, which he calls a top three issue along with climate change and income inequality