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Happy birthday to one of my heroes — someone who believed our right to vote was more important than his own life. Thanks for making good trouble for 80 years, @repjohnlewis.
Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
Here are a couple of articles that are worth reading — from housing to health, these stories use data to explore challenges we face and demonstrate how policy solutions along with civic engagement can make a real difference in people’s lives.
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When California‘s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.
Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.
It’s a big day in Chicago as @NBAAllStar returns to our city for the first time since 1988. But before tipoff we’re kicking things off with a day of service for neighborhood kids at @ChiPubSchools with @BarackObama and the @NBA Rising Stars.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my forever dance partner, @MichelleObama.
What a great example of citizenship, what each of us can do to make a difference for all of us:
This New York deli offers customers free food if they can solve simple math problems
A sandwich, a soda or maybe even a chocolate bar to satisfy a midnight craving: These are some of the many things you'd expect to find at a New York d...
Even if the methods are new, sowing the seeds of doubt, division, and discord to turn Americans against each other is an old trick. The antidote is citizenship: to get engaged, organized, mobilized, and to vote - on every level, in every election.
The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President
How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election
Thirty years on, I remember the hope we all felt watching Mandela’s release from prison. The gift of a new way of seeing. The chance to participate in the work of building a better world. The ultimate example of perseverance and faith for each new generation to follow.
Sixty years ago today, the Greensboro Four stood up to injustice by sitting down at a lunch counter. Our journey is full of such stories; of acts of patriotic protest that challenge this country we love to live up to our highest ideals, however long it takes. #BlackHistoryMonth
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
Every so often, I re-read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. While some of the injustices may have changed, his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, and tests of conscience still reverberate today. Take a moment to reflect on his righteous call:
Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’
‘The Atlantic’ published this landmark document of the civil-rights movement in the August 1963 issue
In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!
Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!
Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico can use our support after this week’s earthquakes. They’ve shown their enduring spirit over the past couple years, and it’s up to us to pull together for one another once again. I hope you’ll support their recovery:
How to Help Puerto Rico After Deadly Earthquake
A magnitude 6.4 quake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday killing at least one person, injuring nine others and knocking out power across the U.S. territ...
Here’s the thing: Even with problems of this magnitude, each of us can still find a way to make change. That’s why I’m proud of young people like Alice Mahar, a environmental activist in Melbourne. Read about her and find ways you can help, too:
Australian Bushfires: How You Can Help
Since last Fall, devastating bushfires have ravaged New South Wales and other parts of Australia. In the wake of destruction, however, brave firefight...
The catastrophic fires in Australia are the latest example of the very real and very urgent consequences of climate change. It’s on us to stay focused and protect the one planet we’ve got for the next generation:
Global Apathy Toward the Australia Fires Is a Scary Portent
A months-long climate disaster in a wealthy, white country is tailor-made to dominate news coverage. It hasn’t.
With David Stern’s passing, I’m reflecting on everything he did to take the NBA global, creating entire new generations of fans pretending to be like Mike or any of their favorite players on driveways and playgrounds around the world.