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Winston Apple is the author of "Edutopia: A Manifesto for the Reform of Public Education." He is a former teacher. He has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (1990). He is also a singer-songwriter and recording artist.

The Government By the People Act: Making It Even Better

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The Government by the People Act has the potential to make it a lot easier for voters to make informed choices. We might even end up with a Congress worthy of our approval. Read More »

On Mixing Religion and Politics

I encourage values voters to think long and hard before voting for any Republicans on Tuesday. Read More »

Democrats vs Republicans on Health Insurance

There are clear differences between the Democratic and Republican parties with regard to health insurance. Read More »

How To Build A Better Congress

If we want a Congress worthy of our approval we need to make the Democratic Party our own. Read More »

It’s Time to Embrace Partisanship

Bipartisanship and compromise are dead. If we want a more effective Congress, we must embrace partisanship. Read More »

Progressives and Tea Party People need Parties to Call their Own

I'm getting tired of "wasting" my vote by voting for "major" party candidates Read More »

An Exit Strategy for the War on Drugs

Civil disobedience is the key to ending the War on Drugs. Read More »

Hey Congress! Want to Give Your Approval Rating a Little Boost?

Here’s a simple little tax cut that should be popular with both Democrats and Republicans. Read More »

Too Many People Are Mad As Hell, I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Sure, we’ve got problems, but screaming at each other isn’t making things any better. Read More »

We (the People) Need to Give Ourselves a “Public Option”

Forming health insurance cooperatives is the key to reducing the cost of health care. Read More »